Eighth Avenue is a one-way street that carries traffic northbound on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. Beginning at the West Village, 8th Avenue goes from Abingdon Square, where Hudson Street turns into 8th Avenue at the intersection with Bleecker Street. It then works its way north for 44 blocks. Eighth Avenue runs through the districts of Chelsea, the Garment District, Hell’s Kitchen’s east end, Midtown, and the Broadway Theatre District, before it enters Columbus Circle at 59th Street. After Columbus Circle, 8th Avenue turns into Central Park West. Then at 110th Street, when it clears Frederick Douglass Circle, it becomes Frederick Douglass Boulevard. However, the entire stretch is one continuous roadway and even the sections that have been renamed, are often referred to as 8th Avenue. The road eventually ends at the Harlem River Drive.
On or within one block of 8th Avenue you’ll find The Hotel Chelsea, The Fashion Institute of Technology, Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, James Farley Post Office, and the New York Times Building. This street also provides easy access to One Worldwide Plaza and Hearst Tower. There are many executive suites on 8th Avenue. The Art Deco styled former Inland Freight Terminal of the Port Authority is the eighth-largest commercial structure in Manhattan. It is on 8th street and serves as the East Coast headquarters for Google.
Entertainment And Dining Out
For outdoor activities, you can ice skate, rock climb, run, bike and more at Central Park. Madison Square Gardens offer many types of sporting events, as well as concerts. You will have dinning options that run the gamut from Dunkin Donuts, to Cooper’s Tavern, the Tick Tock Diner, and Tir Na Nog.
For subway access, the IND Eighth Avenue Line runs under Eighth Avenue. This subway route has both local and express tracks that serve the length of the street. The Port Authority Bus Terminal is situated between 40th and 42nd streets on 8th Avenue. Both John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia International airport are within 20 miles of 8th Avenue. These airports offer regional and international flights to Canada, the Caribbean isles, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.