New York City Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond

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CHELSEA -- HELL's KITCHEN AND VICINITY -- GARMENT CENTER AND VICINITY -- TIMES SQUARE DISTRICT

Area: 14th St. on the south to 59th St. on the north; from the Hudson River east to 6th Ave. (14th to 42d St.) and 5th Ave. (42d to 59th St.); excluding area cast of Broadway, between 57th and 59th Sts. Maps on pages 54-55 and 149.

Principal north-south streets: Broadway, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Aves. Principal cross streets: 14th, 23d, 34th, 42d, and 57th Sts.

Transportation: IRT Broadway-7th Ave. subway (local), 14th to 59th St. stations; 8th Ave. (Independent) Grand Concourse or Washington Heights subway (local), 14th to 59th St. stations; 9th Ave. el, 14th to 59th St. stations; BMT subway, 34th to 57th St. stations; bus lines on all principal north-south and cross streets except on 11th Ave. and 42d St.; 42d St. crosstown and Broadway surface cars.

THE HUDSON RIVER water front (see page 68) of the Middle West Side, an important sector of the New York port, includes the docks of the transatlantic luxury liners. In the adjoining localities, Chelsea on the south and the Hell's Kitchen district on the north, live the largest group of underprivileged families in the city. The Times Square area, east of upper Hell's Kitchen, contains the showrooms of café society and the auditoriums of night clubs as well as the famed congeries of legitimate theater houses and motion-picture palaces. Below the Rialto lies the Garment Center, the home of the cloak-and-suit, women's dress, and fur trades. The Thirty

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