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74th Street (Manhattan)

74th Street is an east-west street carrying pedestrian traffic and eastbound automotive/bicycle traffic in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It runs through the neighborhoods of the Upper East Side (in ZIP code 10021, where it is known as East 74th Street) and the Upper West Side (in ZIP code 10023, where it is known as West 74th Street), on both sides of Central Park.


  • History 1
  • Transportation 2
  • Notable places 3
    • East Side 3.1
    • Central Park 3.2
    • West Side 3.3
  • Notable residents 4
    • East Side 4.1
    • West Side 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6


In 1639, Colony's Sawmill stood at the corner of East 74th Street and Second Avenue, in the Dutch village of New Amsterdam, at which African laborers cut lumber.[1][2]

In 1664, the English took over Manhattan and the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam from the Dutch. English colonial Governor Richard Nicolls made 74th Street, beginning at the East River, the southern border patent line (which was called the "Harlem Line") of the village of Nieuw Haarlem (later, the village of Harlem); the British also renamed the village "Lancaster".[3][4][5][6]

That same year Jan van Bonnel built a

  • Early Days at the 74th Street Power Plant Site: The Story of 300 Years, Susan Elizabeth Lyman (1951)
  • Photographs of Kienbusch Mansion, 12 East 74th Street, New York City, Carl Otto von Kienbusch (Collection)

External links

  1. ^ Michael T. Martin, Marilyn Yaquinto (2007). Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States: On Reparations for Slavery, Jim Crow, and Their Legacies. Duke University Press. p. . 
  2. ^ Howard Dodson, Christopher Moore, Roberta Yancy, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2000). The Black New Yorkers: the Schomburg illustrated chronology. John Wiley. p. . 
  3. ^ Elliot Willensky and Fran Leadon (2010). AIA Guide to New York City. Oxford University Press. p. . 
  4. ^ Eric K. Washington (2012). Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem. Arcadia Publishing. p. . 
  5. ^ James Renner (2007). Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill. Arcadia Publishing. p. . 
  6. ^ a b "Mount Morris Bank Building". Landmarks Preservation Committee. January 5, 1993. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "The saw-kill and the making of dutch colonial Manhattan: Sawkill Lumber Co". Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ Arthur Bunyan Caldwell (1882). The History of Harlem: An Historical Narrative Delivered at Harlem Music Hall, April 24th, 1882: a Lecture. Small Talk Publishing Company. p. . 
  9. ^ Social studies. 1962. p. . 
  10. ^ Carl Horton Pierce, William Pennington Toler, Harmon De Pau Nutting (1903). New Harlem Past and Present: The Story of an Amazing Civic Wrong, Now at Last to be Righted. New Harlem Publishing Company. p. . 
  11. ^ History and commerce of New York, 1891. American Publishing and Engraving Co. 1891. p. . 
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  15. ^ New York (N.Y.). City Planning Commission (1938). Major Reports of the City Planning Commission. p. . 
  16. ^ Peter Donohue (January 30, 2013). "Second Ave. subway on track to open in 2016: MTA". NY Daily News. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "info". Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ "20-STORY BUILDING ON 5TH AVE. SOLD – Uris Disposes of 74th Street Corner-$650,000 Holding on E. 46th Changes Hands Second Ave. Corner Bought Deal on East 75th Street Madison Ave. Building Sold 2 Apartments Change Hands". New York Times. January 30, 1957. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ "CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE ANNEX, NEW YORK, 10 EAST 74TH STREET". Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
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  26. ^ Jack R. Finnegan (2007). Newcomer's Handbook For Moving to and Living in New York City: Including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Northern New Jersey. First Books. p. . 
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West Side

East Side

Notable residents

  • The Langham, 135 Central Park West between West 73rd Street and West 74th Streets, 1907 apartment building in the French Second Empire style.
  • The San Remo, 145 and 146 Central Park West between West 74th Street and West 75th Street, luxury 27-floor co-operative apartment building.
  • Calhoun School, at 160 West 74th Street, independent, coeducational college preparatory school founded in 1896.
  • De La Salle Institute, at 160–62 West 74th Street, former Catholic Church school for boys.
  • Levain Bakery, at 167 West 74th Street.
  • The Ansonia, at 2109 Broadway between West 73rd and West 74th Streets, 1899 building originally built as a hotel.
  • The Beacon Theatre, at 2124 Broadway at West 74th Street, a 2,894-seat, three-tiered theatre built in 1929.

West Side

Central Park

East Side

Notable places

The closest subway stops for West 74th Street on the Upper West Side are the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line (1 2 3 trains) that run along Broadway making stops at 72nd and 79th Streets,[17] and the IND Eighth Avenue Line (A B C trains) that run along Central Park West stopping at 72nd and 81st Streets.

The closest subway stops for East 74th Street on the Upper East Side are the 68th and 77th Street stations (6 <6> trains during the day and 4 6 trains during the night) of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. The 72nd Street station on Second Avenue is a planned station that is under construction, as part of the new Second Avenue Subway, and is scheduled to open in December 2016 on the Q train.[16]


In 1938, an open air market on East 74th Street, east of Second Avenue, was supplanted with an enclosed market.[15]

Frederick Ambrose Clark developed a good portion of West 74th Street in 1902–04.[14]

East 74th Street between Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue) and Fifth Avenue was the northern boundary of a 30-acre (120,000 m2) farm known as the "Lenox Farm" created by pieces of land that Robert Lenox purchased in 1818; the area later became known as Lenox Hill.[13] Harlem remained a small village until after the Civil War.[6]

[7] The Saw Kill Bridge was built, and since at least 1806 was known as "The Kissing Bridge" because its surrounding beautiful landscape and seclusion made it a favorite spot to kiss in 18th and 19th century Manhattan.[12][7]

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