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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Middle and Upper East Side

GASHOUSE DISTRICT -- STUYVESANT SQUARE DISTRICT -- GRAMERCY PARK DISTRICT -- UNION SQUARE DISTRICT -- MADISON SQUARE DISTRICT -- KIP'S BAY AND TURTLE BAY -- MURRAY HILL -- FIFTH AVENUE SHOPPING DISTRICT -- GRAND CENTRAL DISTRICT -- BEEKMAN PLACE AND SUTTON PLACE -- CENTRAL PARK SOUTH, THE PLAZA, AND FIFTY-SEVENTH STREET -- UPPER FIFTH, MADISON, AND PARK AVENUES -- YORKVILLE

Area: 14th St. on the south to 96th St. on the north; from 6th Ave. (14th to 42d St.) and 5th Ave. (42d to 96th St.) east to East River. Maps on pages 54-55, 193, and 237.

Principal north-south streets: 5th, Madison, 4th, Park, Lexington, 3d, 2d, and 1st Aves.

Principal cross streets: 114th, 23d, 34th, 42d, 57th, 59th, 72d, 86th, and 96th Sts.

Transportation: IRT Lexington Avenue subway (local), 14th to 96th St. stations; 2d or 3d Ave. el, 14th to 96th St. stations; BMT Broadway subway (local), Union Square to 34th St. stations; bus lines on all principal north-south and cross streets.

IN THE Middle and Upper East Side, virtually every facet of cosmopolitan life is represented in famous hotels, churches, clubs, department stores, shops, skyscrapers, apartment houses, and amusement centers.

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

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Editorial Staff of the New York City Guide vi
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations and Maps xi
  • Plan of the Guide xix
  • General Information 3
  • Annual Events 42
  • Manhattan 47
  • Manhattan 49
  • Lower Manhattan 57
  • Middle West Side 144
  • Middle and Upper East Side 182
  • The Harlems 253
  • Upper West Side and Northern Manhattan 271
  • Major Points of Interest 307
  • The Harbor, the Rivers, and Their Islands 408
  • The Harbor and Its Islands 409
  • The Rivers and the River Islands 418
  • Brooklyn 429
  • Brooklyn 431
  • Downtown Brooklyn 440
  • North Brooklyn 455
  • West Brooklyn 463
  • Middle Brooklyn 476
  • East Brooklyn 496
  • The Bronx 507
  • The Bronx 509
  • West Bronx 517
  • Middle Bronx 529
  • East Bronx 542
  • Queens 553
  • Queens 555
  • North Queens 562
  • Middle Queens 574
  • South Queens 587
  • Richmond 595
  • Richmond 597
  • East and South Richmond 603
  • North and West Richmond 617
  • New York World's Fair 1939 625
  • New York World's Fair 1939 627
  • Books About New York 649
  • Index 661
  • Index to New York World's Fair 1939 705
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