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Veterans Day: What's Closed (and What's Not)

Holiday will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12 this year.

Traditionally marked on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month to commemorate the ending of World War I, Veterans Day will be observed in the U.S. on Monday, Nov. 12 this year.

That means many public sector services will be closed. However, many private businesses and park faciilities will remain open. Here's a list of key openings and closings on Veterans Day:

USPS Mail Delivery
No mail; all postal locations closed Monday.

Banking
Most branches closed; limited telephone banking at some banks, online services available.

New York City Public Schools
Schools are closed.

Brooklyn Library
All branches will be closed.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Open.

Audubon Center at the Boathouse — Prospect Park
Open, noon to 4 p.m.

Carousel — Prospect Park
Open, noon to 4 p.m.

Lefferts Historic House - Prospect Park
Open, noon to 5 p.m.

Jane's Carousel — Brooklyn Bridge Park
Expected to reopen Sun., Nov. 11 after cleanup and repair from Hurricane Sandy. Closed Mondays.

City agencies
All government offices are closed.

Parking
Alternate side parking rules are suspended Monday, though meter rules are still in effect.

Mary Most November 11, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Sanitation will recommence scheduled recycling pickup on Monday 11/12, even though this is usually a DSNY holiday. Normal recycling collection from here on. www.nyc.gov/wasteless
fit4ufor3rd November 12, 2012 at 01:11 PM
does that mean they will be doing regular, non-recycleables, today too?

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