Avenue B (Manhattan)

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For the Iggy Pop album, see Avenue B (album).
Avenue B
45-51 Avenue B.jpg
45-51 Avenue B between 3rd and 4th Streets
From East Houston Street
To East 14th Street
East Avenue C
West Avenue A
The landmarked Charlie Parker Residence
Spring Festival on East End Avenue (1973)

Avenue B is a north-south avenue located in the Alphabet City area of the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, east of Avenue A and west of Avenue C. It runs from Houston Street to 14th Street, where it continues into a loop road in Stuyvesant Town, to be connected with Avenue A. Below Houston Street, Avenue B continues as Clinton Street to South Street. It is the eastern border of Tompkins Square Park.

On the Upper East Side, it resurfaces as East End Avenue; principally residential in character, it only runs from East 79th Street to East 90th Street through the Yorkville neighborhood. It was called Avenue B under the original Commissioners' Plan of 1811, but is no longer given that designation. Carl Schurz Park, the location of Gracie Mansion, is adjacent to the avenue at this point. In 1928, a New York City Board of Estimate ruling restricted development on the avenue to residential use, below East 84th Street.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Currently, there is no bus that travels on Avenue B. The M9 bus formerly used this street from East Houston Street to 14th Street. The M9 now travels on Avenue C from Houston to 23rd Streets.

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Leahy, Michael. If You're Thinking of Living In…: All About 115 Great Neighborhoods In & Around New York. New York: Random House, 2007.
  2. ^ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1, p.69
  3. ^ "The Sheik of Avenue B" on the Library of Congress National Jukebox

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