cover image

Eighth Avenue (Manhattan)

North-south avenue in Manhattan, New York / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Eighth Avenue (Manhattan)?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


Eighth Avenue is a major north–south avenue on the west side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic below 59th Street. It is one of the original avenues of the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 to run the length of Manhattan, though today the name changes twice: At 59th Street/Columbus Circle, it becomes Central Park West, where it forms the western boundary of Central Park, and north of 110th Street/Frederick Douglass Circle, it is known as Frederick Douglass Boulevard before merging onto Harlem River Drive north of 155th Street.

KML is from Wikidata
Quick facts: Owner, Maintained by, Length, Location, South...
Eighth Avenue
Central Park West (59th–110th Streets)
Frederick Douglass Boulevard (north of 110th Street)
Facing north on Eighth Avenue from 32nd Street
OwnerCity of New York
Maintained byNYCDOT
Length7.8 mi (12.6 km)[1]
LocationManhattan, New York City, U.S.
South endHudson / Bleecker Streets in West Village
Columbus Circle in Midtown
Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem
North endHarlem_River_Drive_Shield_free.svg Harlem River Drive in Washington Heights
EastGreenwich Avenue & 4th Street (below 14th Street)
Seventh Avenue (14th–59th Streets)
West Drive (59th–110th Streets)
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (above 110th Street)
WestHudson Street (below 14th Street)
Ninth Avenue (14th–59th Streets)
Columbus Avenue (59th–100th Streets)
Manhattan Avenue (100th–124th Streets)
St. Nicholas Avenue (above 124th Street)
CommissionedMarch 1811