The 59th Street crosses Manhattan Island, from the Hudson
River side to the East River side. It is divided by Fifth Avenue, into West 59th
Street and East 59th Street. The three-block part, between
Columbus Circle and
Grand Army Plaza, bordering
Central Park, is also known as Central Park South.
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Buildings along Central Park South, part of the 59th Street, seen from Central
Park. Vintage postcard, postmark 1953, showing some apartments hotels
overlooking Central Park (Acacia Card Company, photo by Ewing Galloway).
Buildings in Central Park South, in the background, seen
from Columbus Circle (entrance to Subway station), around 1990. The Merchant’s
Gate in Central Park is on the left.
Midtown skyscrapers of Manhattan, looking south from Central Park. Photograph
taken in January 1931, Hampshire House was under construction (vintage postcard, W.M. Frange /
Manhattan Post Card Publishing Co.).
Buildings at 59th Street, looking east in 2016. The
on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue
(credit: J. Schaer / NYC & Company).