51st Street (Manhattan)

Coordinates: 40°45′40″N 73°58′53″W / 40.7611°N 73.9814°W / 40.7611; -73.9814
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Equatorial Guinea Mission to UN 51 jeh.JPG
Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea, located on 51st Street west of 2nd Avenue
Maintained byNYCDOT
Length1.9 mi (3.1 km)[1]
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°45′40″N 73°58′53″W / 40.7611°N 73.9814°W / 40.7611; -73.9814
West end NY 9A (12th Avenue) in Hell's Kitchen
East endBeekman Place in Midtown East
North52nd Street
South50th Street
CommissionedMarch 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[edit]

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[edit]

First Avenue[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Sutton Place Synagogue (Jewish Center for the United Nations)
Greenacre Park
Venezuela consulate (left) and John Peirce Residence (right)

Third Avenue[edit]

Lexington Avenue[edit]

Park Avenue[edit]

Madison Avenue[edit]

Fifth Avenue[edit]

Sixth Avenue[edit]

Sixth and a Half Avenue[edit]

Seventh Avenue[edit]


Eighth Avenue[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Eleventh Avenue[edit]

West Side Highway[edit]

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.


The New York City Subway's 51st Street station is located on the intersection of 51st Street and Lexington Avenue and is served by the 4, ​6, and <6> trains.[3]

There is an entrance on the intersection of 51st Street and Eighth Avenue leading to the uptown platforms of the 50th Street station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line, which is served by the A, ​C, and ​E trains. Another entrance on the intersection leading to the downtown platforms of the station existed until 1992, when it was closed.



  1. ^ Google (September 1, 2015). "51st Street (Manhattan)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Officially Marking a New Manhattan Avenue, NYTimes - City Room, July 13, 2012 - accessed July 31, 2012
  3. ^ "Subway Map" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 2021. Retrieved September 17, 2021.

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