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116th Street in New York City, NY

116th Street
116th Street

116th street is a street in New York City, Manhattan that starts from Riverside Drive and passes through the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Harlem and Spanish Harlem.

Attractions

116th street in New York City has many reasons to go down it. While traveling on this street you can overlook the beautiful Hudson River, to the East River and then go through the New York City district of Manhattan. Going through the neighborhoods of Harlem, Morningside Heights, and Spanish Harlem. However, the street is interrupted between Harlem and Morningside Heights by the beautiful Morning side Park. 116th street is over one mile long and is a beautiful drive. The western entrance to this street, that measures out in width to be 100 feet (30M), is surrounded by a pair of white apartment buildings with arched facades, The Colosseum and The Patemo. The intersection of 116th street and Broadway is the main entrance to the University of Columbia which is one of the Ivy League schools.

History

In the 1950’s the 116th street ran continuously through Morningside Heights from Riverside Drive to the Morningside Park. However, three years after that in 1953 during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia, the barrier between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway was forever closed to vehicular traffic and was transformed into what people call, “college walk” which is just a pedestrian walk.

Why You Should Go!

There are so many reasons why anyone should visit and drive down the 116th street in New York, Manhattan. The beautiful view of the rivers you pass or maybe just to stop by the Morningside Park. While visiting this amazing City, Manhattan, you could always visit the Colosseum and the Patemo.


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