Eighth Avenue (Manhattan)

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. North of 110th Street/Frederick Douglass Circle it is known as Frederick Douglass Boulevard before merging onto Harlem River Drive north of 155th Street.

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Eighth Avenue
Central Park West (59th–110th Sts)
Douglass Boulevard (north of 110th St)
Facing north from 32nd Street
Owner City of New York
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length 7.8 mi[1] (12.6 km)
Location Manhattan, New York City
South end Hudson / Bleecker Streets in West Village
Major
junctions
Columbus Circle in Midtown
Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem
North end Harlem River Drive in Washington Heights
East Greenwich Avenue & 4th Street (below 14th Street)
Seventh Avenue (14th–59th Streets)
West Drive (59th–110th Streets)
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (above 110th Street)
West Hudson 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)
Construction
Commissioned March 1811

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