Ninth Avenue is also known as Columbus Avenue. This is a southbound thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. Traffic runs one-way, southbound, in the direction of downtown, along the full stretch of 9th from Chelsea to the Upper West Side. With the exception of the initial 3 blocks from Gansevoort Street to 14th Street, where the traffic runs northbound from Greenwich Street. Ninth Avenue extends uptown for 48 blocks until it intersects with West 59th Street. At this point it is re-signed as Columbus Avenue. It continues without interruption through the Upper West Side, to West 110th Street, where it is re-signed once more, as Morningside Drive, and runs north through Morningside Heights to 122nd Street. Labeled as Ninth Avenue once again, the road continues through Inwood, running from 201st to Broadway at the northern tip of Manhattan Island. It is interrupted for an eight-block stretch from 207th to 215th Streets, by the New York City Subway 207th Street Yard. There is a one block stretch of Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets that is now known as "Oreo Way," named after the cookie and the original Nabisco headquarters that used to sit on this block.
On and around 9th Avenue you will find a diverse cross section of businesses, hotels, schools, churches, and more. The ABC television network houses its corporate headquarters in a group of rehabilitated and modern buildings, above Lincoln square. Other buildings of interest include the American Museum of Natural History, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Fordham University, and Gansevoort Market. Office space is very accessible in and around 9th Avenue.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Skylight Diner, Ninth Street Espresso, Joe the Art of Coffee, The Stone Street Coffee Company, and Dunkin Donuts offer caffeinated beverages and snacks. There are several art galleries along 9th Avenue, including Van Liere Fine Art. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is located at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Broadway, and offers many options for dance and theater.
For transportation along 9th Avenue, or to other parts of the city and state, you will find a subway station on 9th Avenue and 66th street. The Port Authority Bus Terminal is on 9th and 41st Street. Ninth Avenue is located near two airports; LaGuardia International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.