Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)
Seventh Avenue – known as Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard north of Central Park – is a thoroughfare on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is southbound below Central Park and a two-way street north of the park.
Seventh Avenue South (south of 11th St)|
Fashion Avenue (26th–42nd Sts)
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (north of 110th St)
|Owner||City of New York|
|Length||5.3 mi (8.5 km)|
|Location||Manhattan, New York City|
|South end||Varick / Clarkson Streets in West Village|
Times Square in Midtown|
Macombs Dam Bridge in Harlem
|North end||Harlem River Drive / 155th Street in Harlem|
Sixth Avenue (below 59th St)|
Lenox Avenue (above 110th St)
Eighth Avenue (below 59th St)|
Douglass Boulevard (above 110th St)
Seventh Avenue originates in the West Village at Clarkson Street, where Varick Street becomes Seventh Avenue South (which becomes Seventh Avenue proper after the road crosses Greenwich Avenue and West 11th Street). A part of the avenue in the Garment District is co-named Fashion Avenue. It is interrupted by Central Park from 59th to 110th Street. Artisans' Gate is the 59th Street exit from Central Park to Seventh Avenue. North of Warriors' Gate at the north end of the Park, the avenue carries traffic in both directions through Harlem, where it is called Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Addresses continue as if the street was continuous through Central Park, with the first block north of the park being the 1800 block. The United States Postal Service delivers mail using either street name. As is the case with "Sixth Avenue" and "Avenue of the Americas", long-time New Yorkers continue to use the older name.
The street has two northern termini; an upper level terminates at the western end of the Macombs Dam Bridge, traveling over the Harlem River, where Jerome Avenue commences in the Bronx. A lower level continues a bit further north and curves into the lower level of West 155th Street.