First Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the East Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan, running from Houston Street northbound for over 125 blocks before terminating at the Willis Avenue Bridge into The Bronx at the Harlem River near East 127th Street. South of Houston Street, the roadway continues as Allen Street south to Canal Street. Traffic on First Avenue runs northbound (uptown) only.
Like most of Manhattan's major north-south Avenues, First Avenue was proposed as part of the Commissioners' Plan of 1811 for Manhattan, which designated 12 broad north-south Avenues running the length of the island. The southern portions of the Avenue were cut and laid out shortly after the plan was adopted. The northern sections of the Avenue would be graded and cut through at various intervals throughout the 19th Century as the northward development of the island demanded.
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sabermonajati (9879) 2014-02-22 9:42
interesting view from street with tall buildings you captured.
siudzi (34119) 2014-02-22 10:15
Absolutely amazing view this! You have selected a great high POV which worked here so perfectly to build this stunning scene. Very well done. TFS.
npecanhuk (68118) 2014-02-23 17:10
Sou fã desses cânions urbanos de Nova York!
As ruas retas e esses prédios todos ao lado, embora tapem muito do sol que atinge as vias, são detalhes únicos e interessantes da Big Apple!
Parabéns pelo trabalho,
Uma ótima semana,
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13181)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: March in New York City
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-22 5:57