After 15 years away, the Grammy Awards are returning to New York City. Last spring, the city and the Recording Academy announced that the ceremony would be coming back to Madison Square Garden for the fourth time in its history. The Grammys will be held on Sunday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Though the Grammys have frequently been held at L.A.’s Staples Center since that venue’s 1999 debut, New York has hosted the ceremony numerous times: Prior to the 2018 ceremony, it was held at MSG in 2003, and Radio City Music Hall in 1998.
But assuming you’re not in the music biz or didn’t somehow score tickets for the event, what does this mean for you? If you have to navigate the area around MSG on Sunday afternoon into evening, it means street closures.
According to the Department of Transportation, these streets will be closed “at the discretion of the NYPD” for the event:
- Area bounded by 34th Street on the North, 8th Avenue on the West
- 28th Street on the South, 7th Avenue on the East (All inclusive)
- 7th Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street
- 34th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 33rd Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 32nd Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
- 31th Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
It’s also safe to assume that the subway will be more crowded in the hours leading up to and after the event.