Thinking of Driving in Manhattan This Weekend? Think Again.

Good morning. It’s Friday. We’ll look at why this will be a weekend to love or to hate, depending on where you are going and how you plan to get there. We’ll also get details on a request to delay Donald Trump’s criminal trial in Manhattan.

Credit…Andres Kudacki for The New York Times

If you love parades or you are a runner, this weekend is shaping up as one to enjoy. Two fairly sunny days with temperatures in the high 50s. Two days for marching, running or spectating.

If you have somewhere to go and plan to drive and the trip involves Manhattan, your experience will probably be different. You may find yourself snarling about snarled traffic.

Why? Because it is a weekend with what Sarah Kaufman, the director of the Rudin Center for Transportation at New York University, called “a confluence.”

Tomorrow, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts up Fifth Avenue at 11 a.m.

On Sunday, the New York City Half Marathon will work its way from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Mile 11 of the 13.1-mile course starts in Times Square. Race officials say it will be the only time other than New Year’s Eve when Times Square is closed to traffic.

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