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51st Street (Manhattan)

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Maintained by  NYCDOT
South  50th Street
Commissioned  March 1811
Length  3.058 km
North  52nd Street
51st Street (Manhattan)
Location  Manhattan, New York City
West end  NY 9A (12th Avenue) in Hell's Kitchen
East end  Beekman Place in Midtown East

51st Street is a 1.9-mile (3.1 km) long one-way street traveling east to west across Midtown Manhattan.


Map of W 51st St, New York, NY, USA

Notable places, east to west

The route officially begins at Beekman Place which is on a hill overlooking FDR Drive. 51st continues for a few feet east of the intersection but the street sign refers to it as Peter Detmold Park (a reference to the dog park at the bottom of the hill) which has a pedestrian walk way over the FDR to the East River.

Beekman Place

  • Yemen Mission to the United Nations
  • First Avenue

  • 351 East 51st Street - An apartment complex on one of several sites where Nathan Hale is believed to have been hanged, after the Battle of Long Island
  • Laos Mission to the United Nations
  • Second Avenue

  • Tonga Mission to the United Nations
  • Equatorial Guinea Mission to the United Nations
  • POD Hotel
  • Greenacre Park
  • Sutton Place Synagogue
  • Third Avenue

  • 17th Precinct of NYPD
  • Engine Company No 8, Ladder 2, 8th Battalion of FDNY
  • Double Tree Hotel
  • Great Britain Consulate
  • Lexington Avenue

  • General Electric Building
  • St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, New York
  • 345 Park Avenue
  • Park Avenue

  • 350 Park Avenue
  • 320 Park Avenue
  • The New York Palace Hotel
  • Madison Avenue

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York
  • Venezuela Consulate
  • Olympic Tower
  • Fifth Avenue

  • Rockefeller Center
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • 1290 Avenue of the Americas
  • Sixth Avenue

  • Time-Life Building
  • SportsNet New York Studios
  • 1285 Avenue of the Americas
  • 787 Seventh Avenue
  • Millennium Plaza (former Taft Hotel)
  • Sixth and a Half Avenue

  • In the middle of block between Sixth and Seventh Avenues is a pedestrian corridor named by the city "Sixth and a Half Avenue", which runs from 51st to 57th Streets.
  • Seventh Avenue

  • Sheraton Manhattan
  • Broadway

  • Novotel Manhattan
  • Paramount Plaza
  • Mark Hellinger Theatre
  • Times Square Church
  • George Gershwin Theatre
  • Eighth Avenue

  • St. Paul's House - Church founded by J.J.D. Hall that is noted for its "Sin Will Find You Out" neon sign in the shape of a cross that was featured on Saturday Night Live
  • Ninth Avenue

  • Closed Midtown Branch of Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center (formerly St. Clares Hospital)
  • Eleventh Avenue

  • Hustler Club
  • West Side Highway

    The route concludes at the West Side Highway (New York Route 9A). Opposite the intersection is the New York Passenger Ship Terminal and the Hudson River


    51st Street (Manhattan) Wikipedia

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