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Encyclopedia > State Street (Madison)

Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, United States, near the Wisconsin State Capitol, State Street hosts a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants and is known for its small town appeal and street musicians and jugglers and other types of busking, making it a common tourist attraction. Like high pedestrian traffic streets in many cities' downtowns, it also has a noticeable homeless, vagrant, and panhandler population. The east-west street is closed to traffic, with the exception of city buses, police cars, bicycles and delivery vehicles. It runs from the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Library Mall on the west end to the steps of the State Capitol on the east end. Other interesting sites on State Street are the Madison Children's Museum, Overture Center for the Arts and the Memorial Library Mall. Nickname: Location of Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin Coordinates: Municipality City Incorporated 1848 Government  - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz Area  - City 219. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... The Wisconsin State Capitol, located in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both arms of the Wisconsin legislature, the state Supreme Court, and the Office of the Governor. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. ... In its general sense, juggling can refer to all forms of artful or skillful object manipulation. ... Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ... A tourist attraction is a place of interest where tourists visit. ... Nighttime traffic captured by a camera over several seconds. ... A Go North East bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England. ... Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor of the United States Federal Protective Service. ... “Velo” redirects here. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The Wisconsin State Capitol, located in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both arms of the Wisconsin legislature, the state Supreme Court, and the Office of the Governor. ... Overture Center for the Arts is a performing arts center and art gallery in Madison, Wisconsin, which replaced the Civic Center. ...


Halloween controversy

State Street has gained recognition as a gathering place for tens of thousands of party-goers from several states on Halloween. In recent years, the celebrations have become a point of contention in local government, and have seen crowds of approximately 100,000, many dressed in costume.[citation needed] The Halloween celebration, which lasts all weekend, has often culminated in rioting, contributing to the "wild" reputation of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The cost of additional police force, the potential of damage to local businesses, and the protection of the city's reputation have prompted the concern of Madison leaders, some of whom have suggested cancelling the event altogether. The university has also taken steps to curtail Halloween mayhem, including restrictions on guests at University residence halls during the weekend. A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... Halloween, or Halloween, is a tradition celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets, fruit, and other gifts. ... The word celebration has several meanings: See celebration for a joyous event or party. ...


In the summer of 2006, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz unveiled the city's plan for the upcoming Halloween events on State Street. The plan at its core consisted of blocking off State Street, charging five dollars for admission from select points of entry and closing off the street at midnight. [1] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


References

  • "City unveils new plan for Halloween on State Street" Channel 3000, July 20, 2006, retrieved August 25, 2006

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