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51st Street (Manhattan)

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51st Street (Manhattan)

51st Street
Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea, located on 51st Street west of 2nd Avenue
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length 1.9 mi[1] (3.1 km)
Location Manhattan, New York City
West end NY 9A (12th Avenue) in Hell's Kitchen
East end Beekman Place in Midtown East
North 52nd Street
South 50th Street
Commissioned March 1811

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

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

First Avenue

Second Avenue

Sutton Place Synagogue (Jewish Center for the United Nations)
Venezuela consulate
  • Tonga Mission to the United Nations
  • Equatorial Guinea Mission to the United Nations
  • POD Hotel
  • Greenacre Park
  • Sutton Place Synagogue

Third Avenue

Lexington Avenue

Park Avenue

Madison Avenue

Fifth Avenue

Sixth Avenue

Sixth and a Half Avenue

Seventh Avenue


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

Eleventh Avenue

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



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  2. ^ Officially Marking a New Manhattan Avenue, NYTimes - City Room, July 13, 2012 - accessed July 31, 2012

External links

  • Emporis West 51st profile
  • 51st Street: A New York Songline - virtual walking tour
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