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Columbus Circle

Circle in Manhattan, New York, U.S. / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Columbus Circle is a traffic circle and heavily trafficked intersection in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South (West 59th Street), and Central Park West, at the southwest corner of Central Park. The circle is the point from which official highway distances from New York City are measured, as well as the center of the 25 miles (40 km) restricted-travel area for C-2 visa holders.

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Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle in Manhattan
Columbus Circle in Manhattan
Coordinates: 40.769°N 73.982°W / 40.769; -73.982
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_New_York.svg New York
CityNew York City
Community DistrictManhattan 4, Manhattan 7[1][2]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area codes212, 332, 646, and 917
Boundaries61st Street, Ninth Avenue, 57th Street, Seventh Avenue
Subway services1, A, B, C, and D trains at 59th Street–Columbus Circle station
Bus routesM5, M7, M10, M20, M104
Historical featuresColumbus Monument
USS Maine National Monument

The circle is named after the monument of Christopher Columbus in the center, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The name is also used for the neighborhood that surrounds the circle for a few blocks in each direction. Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton, is located to the southwest, and the Theater District is to the southeast and the Lincoln Square section of the Upper West Side is to the northwest.