14th Street


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14th Street is a major crosstown street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The street rivals the size of some of the popular 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 Village, Alphabet City and the East Village, and the southern boundary of Chelsea, Flatiron / Lower Midtown, and Gramercy.
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, the grid continues in the East Village almost perfectly, but not so in Greenwich Village, where an older and less uniform grid plan applies.
West 14th Street begins at an interchange with New York State Route 9A northeast of Greenwich Village. At the end of the 14th Street interchange, 10th Avenue crosses. 14th Street continues east intersecting Ninth Avenue, Hudson Street, Eighth Avenue, Seventh Avenue, Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue. After Fifth Avenue, West 14th becomes East 14th and goes on to form the southern border of Union Square between University Place and Fourth Avenue. East of Fourth Avenue, 14th Street forms the southern end of Irving Place, a north-south road which terminates at Gramercy Park. Onwards, 14th Street intersects Third Avenue, which forms the border between the neighborhoods of East Village to the south and Gramercy to the north. 14th Street goes on to intersect Second Avenue, the future location of the 14th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway. 14th Street then intersects the main thoroughfares of Alphabet City: 1st Avenue, Avenue A, Avenue B, and Avenue C, where the 14th Street ends.

14th Street Subway Service
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 on the BMT Canarsie Line, BMT Broadway Line, and IRT Lexington Avenue Line serving the 4 5 6 <6> L N Q R trains
14th Street (Sixth Avenue) on the BMT Canarsie Line and IND Sixth Avenue Line serving the L F M trains
14th Street (Seventh Avenue) on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line serving the 1 2 3 trains
14th Street – Eighth Avenue on the BMT Canarsie Line and IND Eighth Avenue Line serving the A C E L trains
The BMT Canarsie Line runs underneath 14th Street from Eighth Avenue to the East River, stopping at First Avenue, Third Avenue, Union Square, Sixth Avenue, and Eighth Avenue. The line is served at all times by the L train.
PATH also makes a stop at 14th Street at its intersection with Sixth Avenue.

Major 14th Street intersections West to East
Alphabet City/Stuyvesant Town 1.60 1st Avenue Western end of Alphabet City
Alphabet City/Stuyvesant Town 1.75 Avenue A
Alphabet City/Stuyvesant Town 1.85 Avenue B
Alphabet City/Stuyvesant Town 2.00 Avenue C Eastern terminus of 14th Street; Access to FDR Drive by turning onto Avenue C
County Location Mile Roads intersected Notes
Chelsea/West Village 0.20 9th Avenue West Village to the South, Chelsea to the North
Chelsea/West Village 0.40 8th Avenue Westernmost intersection to have a subway station
Chelsea/West Village 0.55 7th Avenue
Chelsea/Greenwich Village 0.75 6th Avenue Greenwich Village to the South, Chelsea to the North
Chelsea/Greenwich Village 0.95 5th Avenue West 14th Street becomes East 14th Street
East Village/Gramercy 1.20 Irving Place East Village to the south, Gramercy to the north
East Village 1.30 3rd Avenue Southwest corner is former location of Tammany Hall
East Village/Gramercy 1.45 2nd Avenue Northwest corner is original proposed site for the U.S. Senate
Meatpacking District 0.00 NY 9A/West Side Highway Western terminus
Meatpacking District 0.05 10th Avenue
Union Square 1.00 University Place Western end of Union Square
Union Square 1.10 Broadway
Union Square 1.15 4th Avenue Eastern end of Union Square