50th Street (Manhattan)
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50th Street is a street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The street runs eastbound from 12th Avenue, across the full width of the island, ending at Beekman Place and carries the M50 bus line, which returns on 49th Street. The following subway stations serve the street, west to east:
- 50th Street at Eighth Avenue serving the A, C, and E trains
- 50th Street at Broadway serving the 1 and 2 trains
- 47th–50th Streets – Rockefeller Center at Sixth Avenue serving the B, D, F, <F>, and M trains
50th Street and 8th Avenue
|Length||1.8 mi (2.9 km)|
|Location||Manhattan, New York City|
|Postal code||10019, 10020, 10111, 10022, 10017|
|West end||NY 9A (12th Avenue) in Hell's Kitchen|
|East end||Beekman Place in Midtown East|
Sites of interestEdit
Notable places include the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Villard Houses, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City Music Hall and Worldwide Plaza. The Paramount Plaza building at Broadway was used in Silent Movie as the location of the "Engulf and Devour" company.
The collapse of a crane on East 51st Street on March 15, 2008 killed four workers and demolished a small apartment house on 50th Street killing a resident. 17 were injured.
Park West Educational Campus is located in 50th Street between 11th and 10th Avenue. Five different high schools share the campus: Facing History High School, Manhattan Bridges High School, Food and Finance High School, High School of Hospitality Management, and Urban Assembly School for Design and Construction. Park West Educational Campus was completed on August 10, 1979.