155th Street


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The New York City subway serves 155th Street at 155th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line station) and 155th Street (IND Concourse Line station).
155th Street is a major crosstown street in the Harlem neighborhood, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is the northernmost of the 155 crosstown streets mapped out in the Commissioner's Plan of 1811 that established the numbered street grid in Manhattan.
155th Street starts on the West Side at Riverside Drive, crossing Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue and Saint Nicholas Avenue. At Saint Nicholas Place, the terrain drops off steeply, and 155th Street is carried on a 1,600-foot (490 m) long viaduct, constructed in 1893, that slopes down towards the Harlem River, continuing onto the Macombs Dam Bridge, crossing over (but not intersecting with) the Harlem River Drive. A separate, unconnected section of 155th Street runs under the viaduct, connecting Bradhurst Avenue and the Harlem River Drive.

155th Street Points of interest
Highbridge Park 155th Street - on the banks of the Harlem River near the northernmost tip of Manhattan, between 155th Street and Dyckman Street.
Polo Grounds - 155th Street The final incarnation of the famed stadium was located at was then 8th Avenue from 1911 to 1963. Over its life, it was home of the New York Giants (1911–1957), New York Yankees (1913–1922) and New York Mets (1962–1963) baseball franchises, and the New York Giants (1925–1955) and New York Jets (1960–1963) football teams.
Rucker Park - located at Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Rucker Park is one of the premier havens of streetball, and its summer league has been the launching point for many NBA players.
Hispanic Society of America - 155th Street Museum of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American art and artifacts, as well as a rare books and manuscripts and research library, located at Audubon Terrace.
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, south side of 155th between Broadway and Riverside Drive.