59th Street (Manhattan)

59th Street (Manhattan)

59th Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan runs east-west, from York Avenue to the West Side Highway, with a discontinuity between Ninth Avenue/Columbus Avenue and Eighth Avenue/Central Park West for the Time Warner Center. Although it is bi-directional for most of its length, the section of 59th Street between Ninth and Tenth (Amsterdam) Avenues is one-way, westbound. At Second Avenue, 59th Street continues onto the Queensboro Bridge, which is often referred to as the 59th Street Bridge.

59th Street forms the border between Midtown Manhattan and Uptown Manhattan. It bisects Columbus Circle and forms the southern boundary of Central Park between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West. The portion of the street along Central Park is signed as Central Park South.

North of 59th Street, the Manhattan neighborhoods of the Upper West Side and Upper East Side continue on either side of Central Park. On the West Side, Manhattan's numbered avenues are renamed north of 59th Street, with Eighth Avenue renamed Central Park West, Ninth Avenue becoming Columbus Avenue, Tenth Avenue renamed as Amsterdam Avenue and Eleventh Avenue becoming West End Avenue.

Landmarks

*Roosevelt Island Tramway at Second Avenue
*Bloomingdale's Department Store at Lexington Avenue
* Bloomberg World Headquarters/One Beacon Court/LeCerq Between Third Ave and Lexington Ave
*General Motors Building at Fifth Avenue
*Plaza Hotel at Fifth Avenue
*Central Park
*Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle
*2 Columbus Circle
*Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle
*St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center at 10th Avenue
*Hudson River Park extends along the Hudson River from Battery Park to 59th Street.


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