Today is one of the biggest gatherings in New York City—the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. Here are details on the street closures, which are in effect from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.:

Parade formation:

  • 44th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 45th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 46th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 47th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 48th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Parade route:

  • 5th Avenue between 43rd Street and 79th Street
  • Parade dispersal:

  • 5th Avenue between 79th Street and 85th Street
  • 79th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 80th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 81st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 82nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 83rd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Closure:

  • Same as location
  • This year's parade has faced controversy because activist Oscar Lopez Rivera was being honored. Lopez Rivera was the leader of the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (FALN), which conducted a series of bombings including the fatal 1975 incident at Fraunces Tavern. Lopez Rivera, who served 35 years in prison, is reportedly reducing his role in the parade, though he's still marching.