9th Avenue


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9th Avenue / Columbus Avenue is a southbound thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Traffic runs downtown (southbound) along its full length. In 2008 the portion between 31st and 14th Streets was remodeled with a bicycle lane between the western curb and the parking lane.
9th Avenue originates just south of West 14th Street at Gansevoort Street in the West Village, and extends uptown for 45 blocks until its intersection with West 59th Street, where it is re-signed, like the other West Side avenues; as Columbus Avenue—named after Christopher Columbus—it continues without interruption through the Upper West Side to West 110th Street, where it is re-signed once more, as Morningside Drive, and runs north through Morningside Heights to 122nd Street.
9th Avenue Avenue reappears as two short avenues between 201st and 208th Streets, and then between 215th to 225th Streets.
Above Lincoln Square, where ABC television network houses its corporate headquarters in a group of rehabilitated and modern buildings, where Columbus Avenue passes through the Central Park West Historic District, stretching from 67-68 Streets to 89th Street, the avenue presents a unified streetscape of 5 to 7 storey tenement buildings of brick and brownstone with discreet Romanesque and Italianate details, employing cast terracotta details and panels and courses of angle-laid brickwork. Many ornate tin cornices remain. The buildings are separated in mid-block by the narrowest of access alleys, giving glimpses of Ailanthus foliage in the side-street yards. The repeated designs of three or four commercial speculative builders, using the same features and detailing, add to the avenue's architectural unity. There are several generously-scaled pre-World War I apartment buildings and the former Endicott Hotel, as well as a small commercial block from the office of McKim, Mead, and White at 72nd Street.
In art it is notable as the setting of Saul Steinberg's "View of the World from 9th Avenue".

9th Avenue Popular Points of interest:
The Lincoln Square Center for the Performing Arts is located at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Broadway (near 65th Street).
The 66th Street station is the only subway station on 9th Avenue (actually Columbus).
American Museum of Natural History
Fordham University
Gansevoort Market
Chelsea
Church of the Holy Apostles and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Port Authority Bus Terminal, 41st Street
Hell's Kitchen
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is located on 9th Avenue and 55th Street.
John Jay College
Roosevelt Hospital
Church of St. Paul the Apostle