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Encyclopedia > Sixth Avenue (Manhattan)
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Sixth Avenue looking south from 18th Street

Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in New York City's borough of Manhattan. Although the Avenue's official name was changed to Avenue of the Americas in 1945 by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, New Yorkers seldom use this term and calling the avenue by that name has even become a cliché of sorts for something a tourist in the city might do but not a resident New Yorker. An avenue can mean any of the following: Most commonly, it refers to two parallel lines of trees specially planted as a landscape feature. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fiorello Henry LaGuardia (December 11, 1882–September 20, 1947) was the Mayor of New York from 1934 to 1945. ... A cliché (from French, stereotype) is a phrase or expression, or the idea expressed by it, that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially where the same expression was at one time distinctively forceful or novel. ...


Traffic on Sixth Avenue moves uptown (northbound). At its southern end, Sixth Avenue intersects Church Street diagonally a few blocks south of Canal Street. Its northern end is at 59th Street (Central Park South) where equestrian bronzes of Simón Bolívar and José Martí flank the traffic entrance to Central Park at Center Drive (closed to traffic during restricted times, such as weekends). What would be Sixth Avenue north of Central Park, above Central Park North (110th Street), is called Lenox Avenue or Malcolm X Boulevard. Canal Street is a major street in New York City, crossing lower Manhattan to join New Jersey in the west (via the Holland Tunnel) to Brooklyn in the east (via the Manhattan Bridge). ... Simón Bolívar Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios (July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830) was a South American revolutionary leader. ... José Julián Martí y Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) was a leader of the Cuban independence movement as well as an esteemed poet and writer. ... At Bethesda Terrace: formal stairs and a viewing platform for a naturalistic panorama beyond the Lake. ...


Sixth Avenue is served by the IND Sixth Avenue subway line. The PATH train to New Jersey also runs under Sixth Avenue. Formerly the elevated IRT Sixth Avenue Line ran up Sixth Avenue, darkening the street and reducing its market value. After the "el" came down, Sixth Avenue was rebuilt during the 1960s as an all-but-uninterrupted avenue of corporate headquarters housed in glass slab towers of International Modernist style, of which the outstanding example is the CBS Building at 52nd Street, by Eero Saarinen (1965), dubbed "Black Rock" from its dark granite piers that run from base to crown with a break; it is Saarinen's only corporate tower. The Sixth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IND division of the New York City Subway system, running mostly under Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. ... South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... A drawing of the northern of the two underground junctions on the New Jersey side. ... State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (acting) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... Subway redirects here; for the restaurant named Subway, see Subway (restaurant). ... The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1927) The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1930) International style, also known as the Modern movement, is a primarily American offshoot of Bauhaus architecture that was exported to various parts of the world. ... 52nd Street, properly West 52nd Street, is a cross street in Manhattan in the Broadway district known as the street of jazz, the street that never sleeps or, simply, the street. The blocks of 52nd Street between 5th and 6th avenues were renowned in the mid 20th century for the... Eero Saarinen (August 20, 1910–September 1, 1961) was a Finnish-American architect of the 20th century famous for his simple sweeping and arching shapes. ...

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The skyscraper alley along Sixth Avenue looking north from 40th Street

Sights moving up Sixth Avenue include Greenwich Village, with the polychrome High Victorian Gothic Jefferson Market Courthouse; the surviving stretch of grand department stores of 1880 to 1900 that runs from 14th Street to Herald Square, ending with Macy's department store; Bryant Park followed by the corporate stretch, with the rear of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Greenwich Village is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Categories: Stub | Manhattan ... Macys Department Store on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan Macys was founded in 1851 by Rowland Hussey Macy as a dry goods store in downtown Haverhill, Massachusetts. ... Bryant Park, August 2003 Bryant Park is a 9. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings between 48th and 51st street in New York. ... Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...

To the west:
Seventh Avenue
Broadway

(between 34th Street and Times Square)
Avenues
of New York City:
Sixth Avenue
To the east:
Fifth Avenue
Broadway

(between 23rd Street and 32nd Street)

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Manhattan: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (6379 words)
It is composed chiefly of Manhattan Island, and is bounded by the Hudson River on the west, New York Bay on the south, the East River on the east, and the Harlem River and Spuyten Duyvil Creek on the northeast and north.
Manhattan Island is bound by the Hudson River to the west and the East River to the east.
Manhattan is connected by bridges and tunnels to New Jersey to the west, and three New York City boroughs: the Bronx to the northeast; Brooklyn and Queens on Long Island to the east and south.
Midtown Manhattan: A Pillar of Strength (1724 words)
Manhattan's overall vacancy rate registered 10.1% at the end of the third quarter — its lowest level in 20 months, and a full percentage point lower than the same period a year ago.
Manhattan's apartment vacancy rate was a mere 2% at the end of September 2004 — incredibly low when compared with the current national apartment vacancy rate of 10.5%.
Manhattan's retail sector continues to thrive, thanks to strong consumer spending and an influx of luxury retailers determined to lease space in the market.
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