Avenue D (Manhattan)

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Avenue D
Riis Houses central plaza & flagstaff jeh.jpg
The Jacob Riis Houses, located on Avenue D
Other name(s) Abraham Kazan Street
Columbia Street
Owner City of New York
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length 0.9 mi[1] (1.4 km)
Location Manhattan, New York City
Postal code 10002, 10009
South end Grand Street in Lower East Side
North end 12th Street in Alphabet City
East Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive
West Avenue C
Commissioned March 1811

Avenue D is the easternmost named avenue in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, east of Avenue C and west of the FDR Drive. It runs between East 12th and Houston Streets, and continues south of Houston Street as Columbia Street until Delancey Street and Abraham Kazan Street until its end at Grand Street. Avenues A, B, C and D are the genesis of the name for Alphabet City section of the East Village neighborhood, which they run through.


The street was created by the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 as one of 16 north-south streets specified as 100 feet (30 m) in width, including 12 numbered avenues and four designated by letter located east of First Avenue.[2]


Avenue D is served by the M14D bus from East 10th Street to Houston Street (southbound) and Delancey Street (northbound) via Columbia Street.


Among the structures along this avenue are:

Among many notables who were born or raised on Manhattan's Lower East Side, it is purported that James Cagney was born on Avenue D.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Google (September 1, 2015). "Avenue D (Manhattan)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ Morris, Gouverneur; De Witt, Simeon; and Rutherford, John [sic] (March 1811) "Remarks Of The Commissioners For Laying Out Streets And Roads In The City Of New York, Under The Act Of April 3, 1807", Cornell University Library. Accessed June 27, 2016. "These are one hundred feet wide, and such of them as can be extended as far north as the village of Harlem are numbered (beginning with the most eastern, which passes from the west of Bellevue Hospital to the east of Harlem Church) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. This last runs from the wharf at Manhattanville nearly along the shore of the Hudson river, in which it is finally lost, as appears by the map. The avenues to the eastward of number one are marked A, B, C, and D."
  3. ^ Jacob Riis Houses | Buildings | EMPORIS
  4. ^ "Boys and Girls Republic" on the Henry Street Settlement website

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