- 14th Street (Manhattan)
14th Street is a major crosstown street in the
New York Cityborough of Manhattan. The street rivals the size of some of the well-known avenues of the city and is an important business location.
In the past 14th Street was an upscale location, but it lost some of its glamor and status as the city grew northward. At Broadway, 14th Street forms the southern border of Union Square. It is also considered the northern boundary of
Greenwich Villageand the East Village, and the southern boundary of Chelsea, Flatiron/Lower Midtown, and Gramercy.
Most importantly, however, 14th Street marks the southern terminus of Manhattan's grid system. North of 14th Street, the streets make up a near-perfect grid that runs in numerical order. South of 14th, in Greenwich Village and other areas in
Lower Manhattan, the grid breaks down and becomes scattered, and then nonexistent below Houston Street.
West 14th Street begins at an interchange with
New York State Route 9Anortheast of Greenwich Village.cite web|url=http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&q=14th+street&near=New+York,+NY&fb=1&cid=0,0,5939796151876967719&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image|title="14th Street - New York City"|format=HTML|accessdate=2007-07-20|work=Google Maps] At the end of the interchange, 10th Avenue crosses. Ninth Avenue and Hudson Street intersect soon after. The 14th Street–Eighth Avenue station is at the next intersection, in which it serves the A, C, E and L trains. At the Seventh Avenue intersection, the 14th Street Station serves the 1, 2 and 3 trains. The next intersection, 14th Street and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), is a one-way intersection. 5th Avenue crosses soon after, going in the other direction. After 5th Avenue, West 14th becomes East 14th. 4th Avenue and Broadway meet at the southeast part of Union Square. 14th Street continues on for a few more intersections and ends at the FDR Drive, which is on the East River.
14th Street is well-served by the
New York City Subway. Every line that crosses 14th Street has a stop there:
* 14th Street-Union Square (L N Q R W 4 5 6) on the
BMT Canarsie Line, BMT Broadway Line, and IRT Lexington Avenue Line
* 14th Street (F V) on the
IND Sixth Avenue Line
* 14th Street (1 2 3) on the
IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line
* 14th Street (A C E) on the
IND Eighth Avenue Line
BMT Canarsie Lineruns underneath 14th Street from Eighth Avenue to the East River, stopping at First Avenue, Third Avenue, Sixth Avenue, 14th Street-Union Square, and Eighth Avenue. The line is served at all times by the L.
notes=West 14th Street becomes East 14th Street
road=Avenue A; 14th Street Loop
notes=Western terminus of the 14th Street LoopJctint
road=Avenue B; 14th Street Loop
notes=Eastern terminus of the 14th Street LoopJctint
notes=Access to southbound FDR Drive
Manhattan streets, 1-14
* [http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/stations?203:2866 NYCSubway.org - Union Square - L]
* [http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/stations?203:3211 NYCSubway.org - 8th Avenue - ACE]
* [http://home.nyc.rr.com/jkn/nysonglines/14st.htm New York Songlines: 14th Street] , a virtual walking tour
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