Brace for impact, Tribeca! Thousands of white-clad diners toting tables, chairs and picnic baskets are about to descend on Pier 26 in Hudson River Park for the annual Diner en Blanc festivities. Does this location seem familiar? It should: last year's event was just down the way at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. What happened to Brooklyn, guys?

Nobody outside the organizers is informed of the secret location until just before the event is due to start, meaning attendees have only 30 minutes to drop what they're doing, give they bosses an excuse to leave early and hightail it to the West Side to begin setting up their spots. If you were planning to commute through the area anytime soon, maybe considering filing one more TPS report for the road.