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Encyclopedia > 14th Street (Manhattan)
14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue
14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue

14th Street is an important east-west thoroughfare in Manhattan in New York City. The street rivals the size of some of the well-known avenues of the city and is an important business location. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 3639 KB) Summary 14th Street from the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue looking west. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 3639 KB) Summary 14th Street from the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue looking west. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


In the past 14th Street was an upscale location, but it lost some of its glamor and status as the city grew northward. At Broadway, 14th Street forms the southern border of Union Square. It is also considered the northern boundary of Greenwich Village and the East Village, and the southern boundary of Chelsea, Flatiron/Lower Midtown, and Gramercy. A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City, and is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. ... Union Square Union Square (also known as Union Square Park) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (pronounced Grennich Village; also called simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... East Village Also known as Newmyers Seven Nuts, named for its inventor Chris Newmyer, East Village is a community card poker game. ... Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. ... The Flatiron District is a small area in midtown Manhattan named after the Flatiron Building. ... Gramercy, also called Gramercy Park, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, focused around Gramercy Park, a private park between East 20th and 21st Streets. ...


Most importantly however, is that 14th street is the division of Manhattan's grid-system. North of 14th street is a near-perfect grid system of numerical order, south the grid (much to the dismay of newcomers or tourists) which is considered Lower Manhattan or Downtown, the system is scattered or non-existent (as in the case of Battery Park City). Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


This division divides New York culturally, one example is "Metropolis (comics)" in the DC comic Superman is North. "Gotham City" in Batman is South. Metropolis is a fictional city that appears in comic books published by DC Comics, and is the home of Superman. ... Superman is a fictional character regarded as the most famous and popular superhero of all time. ... Gotham Citys skyline, as it appears in the 1989 Batman movie. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


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Manhattan -- NY Bits (1107 words)
Manhattan is the smallest of the five boroughs in terms of land area and with a population of about 1.5M, only the third most populous borough, well behind Brooklyn and Queens.
Nevertheless, Manhattan is the original (pre-1898) New York City and still clearly the most important of the boroughs.
Its lower central part (14th through 34th street) is sometimes referred to as "Midtown South", although the most typical division of Midtown is East-West, not North-South.
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