8th Street (Manhattan)

8th Street (Manhattan)

Eighth Street is a street in the New York City borough of Manhattan that runs from Sixth Avenue to Third Avenue, and Avenue B to Avenue D; it switches from west to east at Fifth Avenue. Between Third Avenue and Avenue A, the position in the grid that would be occupied by Eighth Street is known as St. Mark's Place, named after the nearby St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery. St. Mark's Place is considered a main cultural vein for the East Village.

From 1907 until 1955, Wanamaker's "Bridge of Progress" ran over East 8th Street from the first building in the Wanamaker's department store to the 13 hectare addition. Today a GAP store and a K-Mart discount store reside in the lowest portions of the addition.

Vehicular traffic runs east along this one-way street.

Near Broadway is the location of New York University. On Third Avenue is the Cooper Union. Marlton House, dorm for the New School, is positioned on 8th street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.


*Subway stations:
**Astor Place on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (NYCS Lexington local)
**Eighth Street–NYU on the BMT Broadway Line (NYCS Broadway local)
**M8 - Eastbound between Avenue A and Sixth Avenue.

ee also

* Manhattan streets, 1-14

External links

* [http://home.nyc.rr.com/jkn/nysonglines/8st.htm 8th Street/St Marks Place: New York Songlines] – A history of buildings and establishments along 8th Street and St Marks Place.

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