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GRIDLOCK SAM: An L-pocalypse of detours are coming for riders on the subway line


Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15


L-pocalypse alert this weekend! The L train is out in Manhattan and much of Brooklyn and will only run between Canarsie and Broadway Junction from 10:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The alternatives include the M, which will run between Brooklyn and 96th St. via the F and Q tracks, and the A, C. Buses from the L’s Broadway Junction and Lorimer stations will connect to Marcy Ave. (J,M).

The Giants go for their first win in their home opener 1 p.m. Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Bills. Traffic will be heavy at the Lincoln Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Routes 3 and 495, and the NJ Turnpike.

The Mets’ Wild Card chase and hopefully their winning streak continue against the Dodgers with 7 p.m. games Friday through Sunday at Citi Field. The Van Wyck, Grand Central, Whitestone Expressway, L.I.E., and Roosevelt Ave. will all be sluggish. Better to go my favorite way, the 7 train.

Peter Frampton “Comes Alive” perhaps for the last time at Madison Square Garden for his farewell tour 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Eighth Ave. is closed 42nd to 55th Sts. for a festival 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

NYC Football Club plays San Jose 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Chris Brown is at Barclays Center 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Also Sunday:

* The African American Day Parade will close Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. from 136th to 111th Sts. noon to 7 p.m.

* Madison Ave. is closed between 27th and 38th Sts. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Mexican Day Parade.

* Street fairs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. close Third Ave. between 66th and 86th Sts. and Sixth Ave. between 14th and 23rd Sts.

* Sunset Park’s Fifth Ave. is closed 44th to 59th Sts. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a fair.

* The Boogie on the Boulevard will close the Grand Concourse from 162nd to 170th Sts. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Dear Gridlock Sam.

What do you do when you see a vehicle driving without lights on, give them the brights? This is a dangerous situation. Eric

Dear Eric,

Flashing your brights is also dangerous. Flipping your lights on and off is a safer signal. And readers, don’t believe any emails you may have gotten warning about gang violence if you flip your lights to the wrong driver. It’s a myth, according to NPR and other news sites. Gridlock Sam