Lexington Avenue


Lexington Avenue connects East 131st Street to Gramercy Park at East 21st Street, on the East Side of Manhattan, between Park Avenue and 3rd Avenue. It runs 8.9 kilometers through Harlem, Carnegie Hill, the Upper East Side, Midtown and Murray Hill. Construction of Lexington Avenue began in 1832 and was completed in 1836. Parts of it were widened in 1955 and, since 1960, it runs one-way southbound traffic.


Lexington Avenue





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Old City of New York


Transit Lexington Avenue


Chrysler Building


Lexington Avenue and Thirty-Sixth Street, looking south, in the 19th century. On the east side is the Old Church of The Epiphany, north-east corner of 35th Street. Source: New York Public Library.


Manhattan photographs


Park Avenue


Church Epiphany




Free Academy


Grand Central Post Office


Hotel Commodore NYC


Tatham House

311 Lexington Avenue


NY Hotels


Waldorf Astoria


City College


Hotels in Lexington Avenue, north from East 46th Street (intersection in foreground), showing north of 47th Street the hotel zone with its Lexington, Shelton, Montclair and Beverly Hotel (later Benjamin) on the east side of Lexington Avenue. On the left is the Grand Central Palace. Photograph in the 1930s by Percy Loomis Sperr (1890-1964).


Chrysler Building


Shelton Hotel

Lexington Avenue, looking south from E 50th St.


Above, the 77-story Chrysler Building, located at 405 Lexington Avenue, between East 42nd Street and E 43rd Street (from post card by Foto Seal Company, postmark date: 1944). This skyscraper, once the tallest in the world, was completed in 1930.


Shelton Hotel


Barbizon Hotel


Lex Avenue NY


Chrysler Building images


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Waldorf Astoria New York








Lexington Avenue


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