What’s Closed On Columbus Day


BROOKLYN – Monday, October 9 is Columbus Day, and though not many offices take the day off, some do — and with public schools closed, we’ll bet there are some parents taking the day off as well — so here’s some information on what’s closed today.

Government Offices and Sanitation

Government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, and courts are closed.

There is no mail delivery.

Alternate side parking is suspended. All other parking regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect today.

There is no garbage or recycling collection. If Monday is your regular garbage day, put your garbage out after 4pm today. If Monday is your regular recycling day, you must wait until next week to put out your recyclables.

Subways and Buses

Bus and subway service is on a regular schedule today. The Staten Island Ferry runs on a normal weekday schedule.


All branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 9 in observance of Columbus Day.


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