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Avenue D (Manhattan)

Avenue D
The Jacob Riis Houses, located on Avenue D
Other name(s) Abraham Kazan Street
Columbia Street
Owner City of New York
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length 0.9 mi[1] (1.4 km)
Location Manhattan, New York City
Postal code 10002, 10009
South end Grand Street in Lower East Side
North end 12th Street in Alphabet City
East Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive
West Avenue C
Construction
Commissioned March 1811

Avenue D is the easternmost named avenue in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, east of Avenue C and west of the FDR Drive. It runs between East 12th and Houston Streets, and continues south of Houston Street as Columbia Street until Delancey Street and Abraham Kazan Street until its end at Grand Street. Avenues A, B, C and D are the genesis of the name for Alphabet City section of the East Village neighborhood, which they run through.

Avenue D is served by the M14D bus from East 10th Street to Houston Street (southbound) and Delancey Street (northbound) via Columbia Street.

Among the structures along this avenue are:

  • Dry Dock Park, located at the northern end (11th and Avenue D), a small park with a public pool—named for the neighborhood's former tradition of ship repair. The corner was formerly the site of the Corn Exchange Bank Trust Co.
  • Many of the larger Public Housing projects in Alphabet City are on Avenue D. The east side of Avenue D is flanked by the Jacob Riis Houses (NYCHA housing), named for famous photographer Jacob Riis, who chronicled the plight of the city's poorest residents. The development was designed by Walker & Gillette and was completed in 1949.[2] Other projects include Baruch Houses, LaGuardia Houses, and the Lillian Wald Houses, named for Lillian D. Wald (1867-1940), who provided aid to the Lower East Side through the Henry Street Settlement and the Visiting Nurses Society.
  • Between 5th and 6th streets, east of Avenue D, was formerly the location of the "Boys Brotherhood Republic", a self-governing youth project of the Henry Street Settlement.[3]

Among many notables who were born or raised on Manhattan's Lower East Side, it is purported that James Cagney was born on Avenue D.

References

  1. ^  
  2. ^ Jacob Riis Houses | Buildings | EMPORIS
  3. ^ "Boys and Girls Republic" on the Henry Street Settlement website

External links

  • New York Songlines: Avenue D, a virtual walking tour
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