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50th Street (Manhattan)

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50th Street (Manhattan)

50th Street
50th Street and 8th Avenue
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length 1.8 mi[1] (2.9 km)
Location Manhattan, New York City
Postal code 10019, 10020, 10111, 10022, 10017
Coordinates
West end NY 9A (12th Avenue) in Hell's Kitchen
East end Beekman Place in Midtown East
North 51st Street
South 49th Street
Construction
Commissioned March 1811

50th Street is a street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The street runs eastbound from 12th Avenue, across the full width of the island, ending at Beekman Place and carries the M50 bus line, which returns on 49th Street. The following subway stations serve the street, west to east:

Sites of interest

Notable places include the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Villard Houses, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City Music Hall and Worldwide Plaza. The Paramount Plaza building at Broadway was used in Silent Movie as the location of the "Engulf and Devour" company.

A telephone exchange building at 435 West 50th in Hell's Kitchen serves the northwestern quadrant of Midtown Manhattan

The collapse of a crane on East 51st Street on March 15, 2008 killed four workers and demolished a small apartment house on 50th Street killing a resident. 17 were injured.[2]

Park West Educational Campus is located in 50th Street between 11th and 10th Avenue. Five different high schools share the campus: Facing History High School, Manhattan Bridges High School, Food and Finance High School, High School of Hospitality Management, and Urban Assembly School for Design and Construction. Park West Educational Campus was completed on August 10, 1979.

Apartment house, 1st Av & 50th St

References

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  2. ^ Four die when New York City crane collapses.  

External links

  • 50th Street: A New York Songline - virtual walking tour
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