50th Street (Manhattan)

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Corner of 8th Avenue
Bird's eye view of Rockefeller Plaza, the heart of Rockefeller Center.

50th Street is a street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The street runs eastbound from 12th Avenue, across the full width of the island, ending at Beekman Place and carries the M50 bus line, which returns on 49th Street. The following subway stations serve the street, west to east:

Sites of Interest[edit]

Notable places include the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Villard Houses, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City Music Hall and Worldwide Plaza. The Paramount Plaza building at Broadway was used in Silent Movie as the location of the "Engulf and Devour" company.

A telephone exchange building at 435 West 50th in Hell's Kitchen serves the northwestern quadrant of Midtown Manhattan

The portion passing through Rockefeller Center is blocked off in the mornings for the broadcast of NBC's The Today Show.

The collapse of a crane on East 51st Street on March 15, 2008 killed four workers and demolished a small apartment house on 50th Street killing a resident. 17 were injured.[1]

Park West Educational Campus is located in 50th Street between 11th and 10th Avenue. There are currently five different high school within the campus. Facing History High School, Manhattan Bridges High School, Food and Finance High School, High School of Hospitality Management, and Urban Assembly School for Design and Construction. Park West Educational Campus was completed on August 10, 1979.


  1. ^ Four die when New York City crane collapses. CNN. March 15, 2008. 

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Coordinates: 40°45′30″N 73°58′36″W / 40.7583°N 73.9767°W / 40.7583; -73.9767