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Encyclopedia > 155th Street (Manhattan)

155th Street is a major crosstown street in the Washington Heights neighborhood, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is the northernmost of the 15 crosstown streets mapped out in the Commissioner's Plan of 1811 that established the numbered street grid in Manhattan.[1] This article is about the neighborhood in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...

155th Street starts on the West Side at Riverside Drive, crossing Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue and Saint Nicholas Avenue. At Saint Nicholas Place, the terrain drops off steeply, and 155th Street is carried on a 1,600-foot long viaduct, constructed in 1893, that slopes down towards the Harlem River, continuing onto the Macombs Dam Bridge, crossing over (but not intersecting with) the Harlem River Drive.[2] A separate, unconnected section of 155th Street passes under the viaduct, connecting Bradhurst Avenue and the Harlem River Drive. Riverside Drive is a scenic north-south thoroughfare in New York City. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... View of Amsterdam Avenue looking south from the Columbia University overpass between West 116th and 117th Streets View north from the overpass Tenth Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... Saint Nicholas Avenue is a major New York City street. ... The Harlem River, shown in red, between the Bronx and Manhattan in New York City The Harlem River is a tidal strait in New York City, USA that flows 8 miles (13 km) between the East River and the Hudson River, separating the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Harlem River Drive is a major freeway-standard parkway on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ...

Points of interest

  • Highbridge Park - situated on the banks of the Harlem River near the northernmost tip of Manhattan, between 155th Street and Dyckman Street.[3]
  • Rucker Park - located at Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Rucker Park is one of the premier havens of streetball, and its summer league has been the launching point for many NBA players.[4]
  • Polo Grounds - The final incarnation of the famed stadium was located at was then 8th Avenue from 1911 to 1963. Over its life, it was home of the New York Giants (1911-1957), New York Yankees (1913-1922) and New York Mets (1962-1963) baseball franchises, and the New York Giants (1925-1955) and New York Jets (1960-1963) football teams.
  • Hispanic Society of America - Museum of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American art and artifacts, as well as a rare books and manuscripts and research library, located at Audubon Terrace.

Highbridge Park is located in Washington Heights on the banks of the Harlem River near the northernmost tip of the New York City borough of Manhattan, between 155th St. ... Dyckman Street is a station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... Rucker Park is a basketball court in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located at 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, in the Harlem neighborhood. ... Eighth Avenue is a north-south avenue on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic. ... Streetballers at the Venice Beach basketball courts, California, USA. Streetball is an urban form of basketball, played on playgrounds and in gymnasiums across the world. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in Manhattan, New York City used by baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in their... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


  1. ^ REMARKS OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR LAYING OUT STREETS AND ROADS IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, UNDER THE ACT OF APRIL 3, 1807, accessed May 2, 2007. "These streets are all sixty feet wide except fifteen, which are one hundred feet wide, viz.: Numbers fourteen, twenty-three, thirty-four, forty-two, fifty-seven, seventy-two, seventy-nine, eighty-six, ninety-six, one hundred and six, one hundred and sixteen, one hundred and twenty-five, one hundred and thirty-five, one hundred and forty-five, and one hundred and fifty-five--the block or space between them being in general about two hundred feet."
  2. ^ Gray, Christopher. "Streetscapes/The 155th Street Viaduct; An Elevated 1893 Roadway With a Lacy Elegance", The New York Times, July 9, 2000. Accessed November 10, 2007.
  3. ^ Highbridge Park, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Accessed November 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Directions to Rucker Park, InsideHoops.com. Accessed November 10, 2007.



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