95th Street (Manhattan)

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95th Street
House-of-the-redeemer-exterior.JPG
The House of the Redeemer in 2008, located at Fifth Avenue and East 95th Street
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length 1.3 mi[1] (2.1 km)
Width 60 feet (18.29 m)
Location Manhattan
Coordinates 40°47′14″N 73°57′21″W / 40.7871°N 73.9559°W / 40.7871; -73.9559Coordinates: 40°47′14″N 73°57′21″W / 40.7871°N 73.9559°W / 40.7871; -73.9559
West end Henry Hudson Parkway / NY 9A / Riverside Drive in Upper West Side
East end First Avenue in Yorkville
North 96th Street
South 94th Street
Construction
Commissioned 1811

95th Street runs from Riverside Drive, overlooking the Hudson River, to the East River, through the New York City borough of Manhattan. It traverses the neighborhoods of Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, and Yorkville; the street is interrupted by Central Park.

As an odd-numbered street, most of 95th Street handles westbound automotive traffic. However, it has eastbound traffic between Amsterdam Avenue and its western terminus, facilitating traffic exiting the Henry Hudson Parkway (NY 9A) at exit 14.[1]

Notable buildings[edit]

  • The 1926 Byzantine Revival facade of Congregation Ohab Zedek between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue.
  • The 1916 House of the Redeemer, one of the finest Italian Renaissance revival-styled townhouses in New York, is located at 7 East 95th Street.
  • The two blocks that run between Central park West and Amsterdam Avenues are notable for particularly fine and eclectic town houses. The Gothic Claude A. Vissani House at 143 W. 95th is particularly interesting. Other nearby homes are done in a variety of Classical, Renaissance, and eclectic styles. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (January 8, 2017). "95th Street" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ Norval White and Elliot Willensky, AIA Guide to New YorkCity, Fourth Edition, 2000, p. 368