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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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.

 

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Park Avenue

 

Church Epiphany

 

Hotels

 

Grand Central Post Office

 

Hotel Commodore NYC

 

NY Hotels

 

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 (later Benjamin Hotel) 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

 

Lex Avenue NY

 

Chrysler Building images

 

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Lexington Avenue

 

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