59th Street in Manhattan


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.


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).


New York Athletic Club


Plaza Hotel


Hotel Netherland
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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.


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Central Park South


Essex House


Map Grand Circle


Barbizon Plaza


Hampshire House


St. Moritz Hotel


Navarro Flats


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Columbus Circle


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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.).




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Buildings at 59th Street, looking east in 2016. The Sherry-Netherland is on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue (credit: J. Schaer / NYC & Company).


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