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The view of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from Two Bridges, Manhattan
The view of the East River and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from Two Bridges, Manhattan

Two Bridges is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of Manhattan in New York City, United States. Although the exact boundaries of the neighborhood are not clearly defined, it is the East River waterfront area, roughly between Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge at the southern end of the Lower East Side. The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... New York City waterways: 1. ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ... The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. ... Mural on Orchard Street and Houston Street by artist Marco L.E.S. redirects here. ...


Two Bridges, with its tenements and a high concentration of public housing projects, has traditionally been a immigrant neighborhood, previously populated by immigrants from Europe, more recently from Latin America, and now from China. The Two Bridges Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in September 2003.[1] An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ... A local authority tower block in Cwmbrân, South Wales Public housing or project homes is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

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Boundaries

Brooklyn Bridge and housing projects in Two Bridges
Brooklyn Bridge and housing projects in Two Bridges

Although Two Bridges has no exact borders, the neighborhood is roughly bounded by East River to the east, East Broadway and Montgomery Street to the north, St. James Place to the west and Brooklyn Bridge to the south. However, the Two Bridges Urban Renewal district lies between Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge to the north.[2] The Williamsburg Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City across the East River connecting Manhattan at Delancey St. ...


Nearby neighborhoods include:

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Demographics

Two Bridges has historically been an Irish and Italian neighborhood, but after the war and the building of public housing high rises in the 1950s, black and Hispanic residents moved into the area. More recently, Two Bridges has been populated by first- and second-generation Chinese immigrants.[2][3] The area remains a home to low- to moderate-income families and maintains a reputation for being gritty. Guns N' Roses guitarist and area resident Richard Fortus called Two Bridges, "the only neighborhood left in Manhattan that doesn’t have a Starbucks". Guns N Roses are an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in March 1985. ... Richard Fortus Richard Fortus is a professional guitarist who has shown his capabilities as a member of the re-formed Psychedelic Furs, which carried on from his project work in Love Spit Love. ...


However, families and young professionals are arriving in search of deals, and condos with units going for as much as $1.8 million are being built.[4].


Two Bridges Historic District

In September 2003, the Two Bridges Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The district is a nine-block area, roughly bounded by East Broadway, Market Street, Cherry Street, Catherine Street, Madison Street and St. James Place.[5] East end of Cherry Street at Vladeck Houses and Corlears Hook Park. ...


The district includes the following landmarks on state and federal historic registers:

  • First Cemetery of Shearith Israel
  • Knickerbocker Village housing development
  • Mariners Temple
  • The Sea and Land Church
  • St. James Church
  • 51 Market Street
  • 25 Oliver Street (house where Governor Al Smith was born)

For other uses, see Al Smith (disambiguation). ...

See also

// List of Registered Historic Places in New York County, New York (Manhattan): See also: List of Registered Historic Places in New York ADMIRAL DEWEY (tugboat) African Burial Ground AMBROSE (lightship) American Stock Exchange American Thread Building Astor Place Subway Station (IRT) Bank of New York Building Battery Park Control House...

References

  1. ^ National Register of Historic Places Listings September 5, 2003 (2003-09-05). Retrieved on 2007-01-25.
  2. ^ a b McEvers, Kelly. "Close-Up on Two Bridges, Manhattan", 2005-08-24. Retrieved on 2007-01-25.
  3. ^ Scheff, Jonathan. "Two Bridges", 2006-09-28.
  4. ^ Huege, Janet. "It takes two", 2006-01-22.
  5. ^ "Two Bridges District is designated for State Register of Historic Places", August 12-August 18, 2003.

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