59th Street


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59th Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan runs east-west, from York Avenue to the West Side Highway, with a discontinuity between Ninth Avenue / Columbus Avenue and Eighth Avenue / Central Park West for the Time Warner Center. Although it is bi-directional for most of its length, the section of 59th Street between Ninth and Eleventh Avenue is one-way, westbound. At Second Avenue, 59th Street continues onto the Queensboro Bridge, which is often referred to as the 59th Street Bridge.
59th Street forms the border between Midtown Manhattan and Uptown Manhattan. It bisects Columbus Circle and forms the southern boundary of Central Park between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West. The portion of the 59th Street along Central Park is signed as Central Park South.
North of 59th Street, the Manhattan neighborhoods of the Upper West Side and Upper East Side continue on either side of Central Park. On the West Side, Manhattan's numbered avenues are renamed north of 59th Street, with Eighth Avenue renamed Central Park West, Ninth Avenue becoming Columbus Avenue, Tenth Avenue renamed as Amsterdam Avenue and Eleventh Avenue becoming West End Avenue.
Some 59th Street Popular Places
2 Columbus Circle
Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center at 10th Avenue
IRT Powerhouse fills the entire block between 58th to 59th Street, and from 11th to 12th Avenues.
Hudson River Park extends along the Hudson River from Battery Park to 59th Street.
Roosevelt Island Tramway at Second Avenue
Bloomingdale's Department Store at Lexington Avenue
Bloomberg World Headquarters/One Beacon Court/LeCerq Between Third Ave and Lexington Ave
General Motors Building (New York) at Fifth Avenue
Plaza Hotel at Fifth Avenue
Central Park
Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle