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Encyclopedia > Eighth Avenue (Manhattan)

Eighth Avenue is a north-south avenue on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic. Eighth Avenue begins in the West Village neighborhood at Abingdon Square, crosses 14th Street and runs for 44 blocks more through Chelsea, The Garment District, Hell's Kitchen's east end, Midtown and The Theater District before entering Columbus Circle (at 58th Street). Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The city is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture, and is one of the worlds major global cities (along with London, Tokyo and Paris) with a virtually unrivaled collection of museums, galleries, performance venues, media outlets, international corporations, and stock exchanges. ... Greenwich Village (pronounced Grennich Village; also known as the West Village or simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... 14th Street is an important thoroughfare in Manhattan in New York City. ... Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. ... The Garment District is the name of a neighborhood in New York City The Garment District is also the name of a store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Hells Kitchen (also known as Clinton) is a neighborhood of New York City that includes the area between 31st Street and 59th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Columbus Circle Columbus Circle is a major landmark and point of attraction in New York City. ...


Beyond Columbus Circle, the roadway becomes Central Park West and, north of Central Park, Frederick Douglass Boulevard (though unofficially this stretch of roadway north of Central Park is also sometimes referred to as Eighth Avenue), eventually terminating near the Harlem River at the Harlem River Drive roughly at 159th Street. Central Park West is an avenue in New York City. ... A Central Park landscape Central Park (40°46′59″N, 73°58′20″W) is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ... 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 between the East River and the Hudson River, separating the borough of Manhattan from the Bronx. ... The Harlem River Drive is a major freeway-standard parkway on the east side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ...


The IND Eighth Avenue Line runs under Eighth Avenue. 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. ...


Points of interest on or within one block of Eighth Avenue include:

Major Avenues of New York City
To the west
Ninth Avenue
Eighth Avenue To the east
Seventh Avenue
Broadway
(between 44th Street and Columbus Circle)
WSH (12th) | 11th | 10th | 9th | 8th | 7th | 6th | 5th | Madison | Park (4th) | Lexington | 3rd | 2nd | 1st | FDR

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Eighth Avenue / Frederick Douglass Boulevard is a north-south avenue on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic.
Eighth Avenue begins in the West Village neighborhood at Abingdon Square, crosses 14th Street and runs for 44 blocks more through Chelsea, the Garment District, Hell's Kitchen's east end, Midtown and The Theater District before entering Columbus Circle (at 58th Street).
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