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A view of Broadway in 1909
A view of Broadway in 1909

Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. While New York has several other Broadways, in the context of the city it frequently refers to the Manhattan street which also runs into the Bronx and Westchester County. It is the oldest north-south main thoroughfare in the city, dating to the first New Amsterdam settlement. The name Broadway is an English translation of the Dutch name, Breede weg. A stretch of Broadway is famous as the pinnacle of the American theater industry. Broadway 1909 Public domain picture from the Library of Congress Found at: http://www. ... Broadway 1909 Public domain picture from the Library of Congress Found at: http://www. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article is about the settlement in present-day New York City. ... Abbey Road in London A street name or odonym is an identifying name given to a street. ... Look up translate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ...

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History

Broadway originated as a Native American trail called the Wickquasgeck Trail, which was carved into the brush land of Manhattan.[1] This trail originally snaked through swamps and rocks along the length of Manhattan Island. Upon the arrival of the Dutch, the trail soon became the main road through the island from New Amsterdam at the southern tip. The Dutch explorer and entrepreneur David de Vries gives the first mention of it in his journal for the year 1642 ("the Wickquasgeck Road over which the Indians passed daily"). The Dutch named the road "Heerestraat".[2] In the 18th century Broadway ended at the town commons north of Wall Street, where Eastern Post Road continued through the East Side and Bloomingdale Road the west side of the island. In the late 19th century the widened and paved part of Bloomingdale Road north of Columbus Circle was called "The Boulevard" but at the end of the century the whole old road was renamed to Broadway. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ... The East Side of Manhattan refers to the side of Manhattan Island which abuts the East River and faces Brooklyn and Queens. ...


Route

Broadway runs the length of Manhattan Island, from Bowling Green at the south, to Inwood at the northern tip of the island. South of Columbus Circle, it is a one-way southbound street; through traffic is blocked at Times Square, where it is prevented from crossing Seventh Avenue directly. It crosses Spuyten Duyvil Creek via the Broadway Bridge and continues through Marble Hill (a discontinuous portion of borough of Manhattan) and the Bronx into Westchester County. US 9 continues to be known as Broadway through its junction with NY 117. Bowling Green, shown in a composite photograph taken from the steps of the U.S. Custom House looking north along Broadway. ... Broadway and Dyckman Street intersection in Inwood. ... View of Columbus Circle, looking east down Central Park South from inside the Time Warner Center. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... 7th Avenue, looking south from 50th Street Seventh Avenue/Adam Clayton Powell Jr. ... Spuyten Duyvil Creek, also known as the Harlem River Ship Canal, is a one-mile-long channel connecting the Hudson and Harlem Rivers in New York City, separating the island of Manhattan from the mainland. ... The Broadway Bridge in New York City crosses the Harlem Ship Canal between Inwood and Marble Hill, both parts of Manhattan (the latter on the mainland, attached to the Bronx, due to the rerouting of the Harlem River). ... Marble Hill is the northernmost section of the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York. ... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... Westchester County is a primarily suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Junction Location US-9 0. ...


Diagonally crossing the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 of Manhattan streets, its intersections with avenues have been marked by "squares" (some merely triangular slivers of open space) and induced some interesting architecture, such as the famous Flatiron Building. An 1807 version of the Commissioners Grid plan for Manhattan, a few years before it was adopted in 1811. ... A town square is an open area commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings. ... For other uses, see Flatiron Building (disambiguation). ...

A view up Broadway from Bowling Green, with the Chrysler Building visible in the background
A view up Broadway from Bowling Green, with the Chrysler Building visible in the background

The section of lower Broadway from its origin at Bowling Green to City Hall Park is the historical location for the city's ticker-tape parades, and is sometimes called the "Canyon of Heroes" during such events. West of Broadway as far as Canal Street was the city's fashionable residential area until circa 1825; landfill has more than tripled the area and the Hudson shore now lies far to the west, beyond TriBeCa and Battery Park City. Download high resolution version (1003x1145, 208 KB)A view up Broadway from Bowling Green (New York City), with Chrysler Building in the background. ... Download high resolution version (1003x1145, 208 KB)A view up Broadway from Bowling Green (New York City), with Chrysler Building in the background. ... The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... Ticker-tape parade in New York City in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts, August 1969 A ticker-tape parade is a parade event, held in a downtown urban setting, allowing the jettison of large amounts of shredded paper products from nearby office buildings onto the parade route, creating a... Canyon of Heroes on lower Broadway in New York City, during a ticker_tape parade for the Apollo 11 astronauts, August 1969 The Canyon of Heroes is a colloquialism used in New York City to refer to a section of lower Broadway that is the historic location of the citys... New York Citys main Chinatown meets Little Italy at Canal Street. ... Hudson Street in TriBeCa. ... Battery Park City is a 90 acre (0. ...


Broadway marks the east boundary of Greenwich Village, passing Astor Place. It is a short walk from there to New York University near Washington Square Park, which is at the foot of Fifth Avenue. A bend in front of Grace Church allegedly avoids an earlier tavern. The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Washington Square North. ... Fifth Avenue redirects here. ... Grace Church, at 802 Broadway in New York City, is a historic full-service parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. ...


At Union Square, Broadway continues its diagonal course across Manhattan, crossing 14th Street. Union Square Park (also known as Union Square) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. ... 14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue 14th Street is an important east-west thoroughfare in Manhattan in New York City. ...


At Madison Square, Broadway crosses Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street. Madison Square, 1908. ... 23rd Street runs from river to river across Manhattan, carrying two-way traffic. ...


At Herald Square, Broadway crosses Sixth Avenue (the Avenue of the Americas). Macy's Department Store is located on the western corner of Herald Square; it is one of the largest department stores in the world, if not the single largest. Categories: Stub | Manhattan ... Sixth Avenue looking south from 18th Street Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ...


One famous stretch near Times Square, where Broadway crosses Seventh Avenue in midtown Manhattan, is the home of many Broadway theatres, housing an ever-changing array of commercial, large-scale plays, particularly musicals. This area of Manhattan is often called the Theater District or the Great White Way, a nickname originating in the headline "Found on the Great White Way" in the February 3, 1902 edition of the New York Evening Telegram. The journalistic sobriquet was inspired by the millions of lights on theater marquees and billboard advertisements that illuminate the area. For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... A theater or theatre is a structure where theatrical works or plays are performed or other performances such as musical concerts may be given. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The New York World-Telegram was formed by the 1931 sale of the New York World by the heirs of Joseph Pulitzer to Scripps Howard, owners since 1927 of the Evening Telegram. ... A sobriquet is a nickname or a fancy name, usually a familiar name given by others as distinct from a pseudonym assumed as a disguise, but a nickname which is familiar enough such that it can be used in place of a real name without the need of explanation. ... The word marquee can refer to several things: Marquee (tent), its use in British English for a large, open-sided tent installed outdoors for temporary functions. ... Billboard redirects here. ...


After becoming New York's de facto Red Light District in the 1960s and 1970s (as can be seen in the films Taxi Driver and Midnight Cowboy), since the late 1980s Times Square has emerged as a family tourist center, in effect being Disneyfied following the company's purchase and renovation of the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street in 1993. Times Square is the location of The New York Times, from which the Square gets its name, published at offices on West 43rd Street. Broadway, in this area, is second only to Tokyo for its lighted advertising, but first as the most recognized street filmed in the world. A red-light district is a neighborhood where prostitution is a common part of everyday life. ... This article is about the 1976 American film. ... This article is about the 1969 film. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York Citys Broadway district. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


At the southwest corner of Central Park, Broadway crosses Eighth Avenue at West 59th Street at Columbus Circle, one-time home of a convention center and now home of a new shopping center at the foot of the new Time Warner Center, home of Time Warner. Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... Eighth Avenue is a north-south avenue on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic. ... 59th st. ... View of Columbus Circle, looking east down Central Park South from inside the Time Warner Center. ... Time Warner Center and Columbus Monument. ... Time Warner Inc. ...


North of Columbus Circle, Broadway retains planted center islands as a vestige of the central mall of "The Boulevard" that became the spine of the Upper West Side. View of Columbus Circle, looking east down Central Park South from inside the Time Warner Center. ... On an expressway, motorway, or autobahn, the median (North American English) or central reservation (British English) is the strip of grass or the wall which separates opposing lanes of traffic. ... The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River above West 59th Street. ...


At the intersection of Columbus Avenue and West 65th Street, Broadway passes by the Juilliard School and Lincoln Center, both well-known performing arts landmarks, as well as a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon or LDS Church). Columbus Avenue is an avenue in New York Citys Upper West Side and is named after Christopher Columbus. ... The Juilliard School is one of the worlds premiere performing arts conservatory located in New York City, it is informally identified as simply Juilliard, and trains in the fields of Dance, Drama, and Music. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... The Salt Lake Temple is the most well-known Mormon Temple. ... For other uses, see Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation). ...


At its intersection with 79th Street, Broadway shifts direction, to continue directly uptown aligned with the Commissioners' grid. At the bend are The Apthorp and the First Baptist Church in the City of New York, an historic sanctuary built in 1891. The FBC's presence in New York City dates to 1762 at a location on Gold Street. The First Baptist Church in the City of New York is a Christian congregation based in a sanctuary built in 1891 at the intersection of Broadway and 79th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan Island. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1762 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Broadway at Dyckman Street in Inwood.
Broadway at Dyckman Street in Inwood.

Further north, Broadway follows the old Bloomingdale Road as the main spine of the Upper West Side, passing the campus of Columbia University at 116th Street in Morningside Heights and CUNY—City College in Harlem as it continues northwards. New York-Presbyterian Hospital lies on Broadway near 166th, 167th, and 168th Streets in Washington Heights. At this point, Broadway becomes part of US 9. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (975 × 610 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 501 pixelsFull resolution (975 × 610 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River above West 59th Street. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... This article is about the neighbourhood in New York City. ... “City College” redirects here. ... New York-Presbyterian Hospital is a prominent university hospital in New York City, composed of two medical centers, Columbia University Medical Center and the Cornell University Weill Medical Center. ... This article is about the neighborhood in New York City. ... At 325 miles (523 km), U.S. Route 9s New York segment accounts for more than half the highways total length. ...


Public transit

From south to north, Broadway at one point or another runs over or under the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (4 5 6 <6>), the BMT Broadway Line (N Q R W), the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line (1 2 3), and the IND Eighth Avenue Line (A): The Lexington Avenue Line (sometimes called the Lex or the IRT East Side Line) is one of the major IRT lines in the New York City Subway. ... The 4 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Broadway Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway system. ... The N Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The Q Broadway Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Current and former R services The R Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The W Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Services that use the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line through midtown and downtown have been colored red since 1979. ... The 1 Broadway–Seventh Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 3 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... A 1941 view of a sign for the Eighth Avenue Subway The Eighth Avenue Line is the original rapid transit line of the Independent Subway System (IND), now run by the New York City Transit Authority as part of the New York City Subway system. ... 207th Street to Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park note: dashed line shows rush hour only service The A Eighth Avenue Express is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway. ...

  • The IRT Lexington Avenue Line runs under Broadway from Bowling Green to City Hall.
  • The BMT Broadway Line runs under it from City Hall to Times Square–42nd Street.
  • The IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line runs under and over Broadway from Times Square to 168th Street, and from 218th Street to its terminal in the Bronx at Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street.
  • The northern portion of the IND Eighth Avenue Line runs under Broadway from 168th Street to Inwood–207th Street.

Early street railways on Broadway included the Broadway and Seventh Avenue Railroad's Broadway and University Place Line (1864?) between Union Square (14th Street) and Times Square (42nd Street), the Ninth Avenue Railroad's Ninth and Amsterdam Avenues Line (1884) between 65th Street and 71st Street, the Forty-second Street, Manhattanville and St. Nicholas Avenue Railway's Broadway Branch Line (1885?) between Times Square and 125th Street, and the Kingsbridge Railway's Kingsbridge Line north of 169th Street. The Broadway Surface Railroad's Broadway Line, a cable car line, opened on lower Broadway (below Times Square) in 1893, and soon became the core of the Metropolitan Street Railway, with two cable branches: the Broadway and Lexington Avenue Line and Broadway and Columbus Avenue Line. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Brooklyn Bridge–City Hall is a station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... City Hall Station has a single island platform serviced by the BMT Broadway Line local, currently consisting of the R and W trains. ... Times Square–42nd Street is the busiest station complex of the New York City Subway, joining four lines, with a free transfer via a passageway to a fifth (42nd Street–Port Authority Bus Terminal on the IND Eighth Avenue Line (A C E)). It lies under Times Square, at the... 168th Street, or 168th Street–Washington Heights, is a station on the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... 242nd Street–Van Cortlandt Park is the northern terminal station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and make it easier to understand, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Inwood–207th Street (formerly Washington Heights–207th Street) is the northern terminal of the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... Union Square Park (also known as Union Square) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. ... 14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue 14th Street is an important east-west thoroughfare in Manhattan in New York City. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... Main article: Transportation in New York City 42nd Street, NYC 42nd Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square. ... The Ninth and Amsterdam Avenues Line or Ninth Avenue Line is a surface transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Ninth Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Manhattanville (earlier Lincoln Square). ... The Broadway Line or Broadway Branch Line is a surface transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mainly along 42nd Street and Broadway from Murray Hill to Harlem. ... 125th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue Christmas shopping on 125th Street 125th Street is a two-way street that runs east-west in the New York City borough of Manhattan, considered the Main Street of Harlem; It is also called Martin Luther King, Jr. ... The Broadway Line is a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Broadway and Seventh Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Central Park. ... Cable Car in San Francisco A San Francisco cable car Winding drums on the London and Blackwall cable-operated railway, 1840. ... Map of the 1911 system The New York Railways Company, reorganized into the New York Railways Corporation in 1925, and also known as the Green Lines,[1] was a street railway in Manhattan, New York City, United States. ... The Columbus Avenue Line, also called the Broadway and Columbus Avenue Line, is a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Columbus Avenue, 116th Street, and Lenox Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Harlem. ...


These streetcar lines were replaced with bus routes in the 1930s and 1940s. Before Broadway became one-way, the main bus routes along it were the New York City Omnibus Company's (NYCO) 6 (Broadway below Times Square), 7 (Broadway and Columbus Avenue), and 11 (Ninth and Amsterdam Avenues), and the Surface Transportation Corporation's M100 (Kingsbridge) and M104 (Broadway Branch). Additionally, the Fifth Avenue Coach Company's (FACCo) 4 and 5 used Broadway from 135th Street north to Washington Heights, and their 5 and 6 used Broadway between 57th Street and 72nd Street. With the implementation of one-way traffic, the northbound 6 and 7 were moved to Sixth Avenue. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Broadway Line is a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Broadway and Seventh Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Central Park. ... The Columbus Avenue Line, also called the Broadway and Columbus Avenue Line, is a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Columbus Avenue, 116th Street, and Lenox Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Harlem. ... The Ninth and Amsterdam Avenues Line or Ninth Avenue Line is a surface transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Ninth Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Manhattanville (earlier Lincoln Square). ... The Surface Transportation Corporation was the bus-operating subsidiary of the Third Avenue Railway in New York City, United States. ... Route M7 bus is operating near 23rd Street and Madison Square Park in Manhattan The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... Route M7 bus is operating near 23rd Street and Madison Square Park in Manhattan The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... Fifth Avenue Coach Company and Surface Transit operated bus routes on Manhattan until it went bankrupt in 1962. ... M3 bus on Madison Avenue The New York City Transit Authority operates several local bus routes on the one-way pair of Madison Avenue (northbound) and Fifth Avenue (southbound) in Manhattan, New York City, United States. ... 57th Street is a street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... 72nd Street is one of the major bi-directional streets in Manhattan. ... Sixth Avenue looking south from 18th Street Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ...


As of 2007, Broadway is now served by the M1 (used Lafayette Street until that became one-way), M4 (ex-FACCo 4), M5 (ex-FACCo 5), M6 (ex-NYCO 6), M7 (ex-NYCO 7), M100, and M104. Other routes that use part of Broadway include the M10, M20, M27, M60, Bx7, and Bx20. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Route M7 bus is operating near 23rd Street and Madison Square Park in Manhattan The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... Lafayette Street is a city street in New York Citys Lower Manhattan. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... Route M7 bus is operating near 23rd Street and Madison Square Park in Manhattan The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... The Broadway Line is a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Broadway and Seventh Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Central Park. ... The Columbus Avenue Line, also called the Broadway and Columbus Avenue Line, is a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Columbus Avenue, 116th Street, and Lenox Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Harlem. ... Route M7 bus is operating near 23rd Street and Madison Square Park in Manhattan The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... Route M7 bus is operating near 23rd Street and Madison Square Park in Manhattan The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... The Eighth Avenue Line is a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Eighth Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Harlem. ... The Eighth Avenue Line is a public transit line in Manhattan, New York City, United States, running mostly along Eighth Avenue from Lower Manhattan to Harlem. ... An M7 bus in Manhattan near Madison Square Park. ... Route M7 bus is operating near 23rd Street and Madison Square Park in Manhattan The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in Manhattan, New York, United States. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in the Bronx, New York, United States. ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a number of bus routes in the Bronx, New York, United States. ...


Great White Way

Great White Way is a nickname for a section of Broadway in the Midtown section of the New York City borough of Manhattan, specifically the portion that encompasses the Theatre District, between 42nd and 53rd Streets. Nearly a mile of Broadway was illuminated in 1880 by Brush arc lamps, making it the first electrically lighted avenue in the United States. 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. ... Midtown Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Main article: Transportation in New York City 42nd Street, NYC 42nd Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, known for its theaters, especially near the intersection with Broadway at Times Square. ... 53rd Street is a midtown cross street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, that contains buildings such as the Citicorp Building. ... Charles Francis Brush (March 17, 1849 - June 15, 1929); a U.S. inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. ... 15 kW Xenon short-arc lamp. ...


The headline "Found on the Great White Way" appeared in the February 3, 1902, edition of the New York Evening Telegram. The journalistic sobriquet was inspired by the millions of lights on theater marquees and billboard advertisements that illuminate the area, especially around Times Square. is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The New York World-Telegram was formed by the 1931 sale of the New York World by the heirs of Joseph Pulitzer to Scripps Howard, owners since 1927 of the Evening Telegram. ... A sobriquet is a nickname or a fancy name, usually a familiar name given by others as distinct from a pseudonym assumed as a disguise, but a nickname which is familiar enough such that it can be used in place of a real name without the need of explanation. ... The word marquee can refer to several things: Marquee (tent), its use in British English for a large, open-sided tent installed outdoors for temporary functions. ... Billboard redirects here. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ...

Broadway
Broadway

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Modern traffic flow

Broadway was once a two-way street for its entire length. The present status, in which it runs one-way southbound south of Columbus Circle (59th Street), came about in several stages. First, on June 6, 1954, Seventh Avenue became southbound and Eighth Avenue became northbound south of Broadway. None of Broadway became one-way, but the increased southbound traffic between Columbus Circle (Eighth Avenue) and Times Square (Seventh Avenue) caused the city to restripe that section of Broadway for four southbound and two northbound lanes.[3] Broadway became one-way from Columbus Circle south to Herald Square (34th Street) on March 10, 1957, in conjunction with Sixth Avenue becoming one-way from Herald Square north to 59th Street and Seventh Avenue becoming one-way from 59th Street south to Times Square (where it crosses Broadway).[4] On June 3, 1962, Broadway became one-way south of Canal Street, with Trinity Place and Church Street carrying northbound traffic.[5] Another change was made on November 10, 1963, when Broadway became one-way southbound from Herald Square to Madison Square (23rd Street) and Union Square (14th Street) to Canal Street, and two routes - Sixth Avenue south of Herald Square and Centre Street, Lafayette Street, and Fourth Avenue south of Union Square - became one-way northbound.[6] Finally, at the same time as Madison Avenue became one-way northbound and Fifth Avenue became one-way southbound, Broadway was made one-way southbound between Madison Square (where Fifth Avenue crosses) and Union Square on January 14, 1966, completing its conversion south of Columbus Circle.[7][8] A one-way function is a function which is easy to calculate but hard to invert &#8212; it is difficult to calculate the input to the function given its output. ... View of Columbus Circle, looking east down Central Park South from inside the Time Warner Center. ... 59th st. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 7th Avenue, looking south from 50th Street Seventh Avenue/Adam Clayton Powell Jr. ... Eighth Avenue is a north-south avenue on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... Categories: Stub | Manhattan ... The Empire State building, dominating the skyline. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Sixth Avenue looking south from 18th Street Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ... For other uses, see Times Square (disambiguation). ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York Citys main Chinatown meets Little Italy at Canal Street. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Madison Square looking East, 1908. ... 23rd Street runs from river to river across Manhattan, carrying two-way traffic. ... Union Square Park (also known as Union Square) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. ... 14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue 14th Street is an important east-west thoroughfare in Manhattan in New York City. ... Sixth Avenue looking south from 18th Street Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ... Centre Street runs north-south in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Lafayette Street is a city street in New York Citys Lower Manhattan. ... Park Avenue in the Upper East Side (2004) Park Avenue (formerly Fourth Avenue) is a wide boulevard that carries traffic north and south in Manhattan in New York City. ... Madison Avenue, looking north from 40th Street Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City that carries northbound one-way traffic. ... Fifth Avenue redirects here. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Shorto, Russell. "The Streets Where History Lives", The New York Times, February 9, 2004. Accessed June 6, 2007. "And what about a marker for the Wickquasgeck Trail, the Indian path that ran the length of the island, which the Dutch made into their main highway and the English renamed Broadway?"
  2. ^ Ellis, Edward Robb (1966). The Epic of New York City. Old Town Books, p. 26. 
  3. ^ Ingraham, Joseph C. 7th and 8th Aves. Shift to One-Way, The New York Times, June 7, 1954, page 1.
  4. ^ New York Times, New One-Way Plan Cuts Delay by 30% In Midtown Traffic, March 12, 1957, page 1.
  5. ^ New York Times, Shifts in Traffic Marked by Jams, June 5, 1962, page 1
  6. ^ New York Times, City to Extend One-Way Traffic To 3 Manhattan Routes Sunday, November 5, 1963, page 1.
  7. ^ Ingraham, Joseph C. 5th and Madison Will Go One-Way Early Next Year, The New York Times, May 12, 1965, page 1.
  8. ^ Fowle, Farnsworth. Barnes Suggests Express Bus Runs, The New York Times, January 17, 1966, page 1.

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