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

 

Historic Photos of Manhattan

 

 

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Central Park images

 

Grand Army Plaza Manhattan

 

59th Street

 

 

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
Central Park 1859

 

 

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.

 

NY 1990

 

 

Merchant’s Gate NY

 

Central Park South

 

Central Park

 

Parade 59th Street

 

Central Park South

 

Essex House

 

Barbizon Plaza

 

Hampshire House

 

St. Moritz Hotel

 

Navarro Flats

 

Hotels NY

 

Columbus Circle

 

21st century

 

Central Park South Manhattan

 

NYAC

 

Sixth Avenue

 

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.).

 

Streetcars

 

Fifth Avenue New York

 

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

 

NY Hotels

 

Hotels NYC

 

59th Street in Manhattan

 

Vintage Images

 

Antique photographs