Broadway (Manhattan)

Broadway (/ˈbrɔːdw/) is a road in the U.S. state of New York. Broadway runs from State Street at Bowling Green for 13 mi (21 km) through the borough of Manhattan and 2 mi (3.2 km) through the Bronx, exiting north from New York City to run an additional 18 mi (29 km) through the Westchester County municipalities of Yonkers, Hastings-On-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, and Tarrytown, and terminating north of Sleepy Hollow.[notes 1]

Broadway
Daytime scene on Broadway


Broadway through Manhattan, the Bronx and lower Westchester County is highlighted in red
Length 33 mi (53 km)
Location New York City (Manhattan and the Bronx) and Westchester County
South end Battery Place in Financial District, Manhattan
Major
junctions
North end US 9 / NY 117 in Sleepy Hollow

It is the oldest north–south main thoroughfare in New York City, with much of the current street beginning as the Wickquasgeck trail before the arrival of Europeans. This formed the basis for one of the primary thoroughfares of the Dutch New Amsterdam colony, which continued under British rule, although most of it did not bear its current name until the late 19th century.

Broadway in Manhattan is known widely as the heart of the American commercial theatrical industry, and is used as a metonym for it, as well as in the names of alternative theatrical ventures such as Off-Broadway and Off-off-Broadway.


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