10th Street (Manhattan)


10th Street (Manhattan)

10th Street is an east-west street from the West Village neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan to Avenue D in the East Village. East of Sixth Avenue it changes heading, from east-northeast to east-southeast. Traffic is eastbound as far as Tompkins Square Park, of which it marks the northern boundary. A bike lane is marked from the Hudson River Greenway to that park.

History

West 10th street was previously named Amos Street for Richard Amos. The end of West 10th Street toward the Hudson River was once the home of Newgate Prison, New York City's first prison and the country's second.

Because its creative writing department is located on it, NYU's undergrad literary magazine is named "West 10th" after the street.

East 10th street forms the northern boundary of Tompkins Square Park.

ee also

Manhattan streets, 1-14

ources

* [http://www.forgotten-ny.com/streetnecrology/greenwich/greenw.html forgotten-NY]

*"Maritime Mile"; The story of the Greenwich Village waterfront. By Stuart Waldman.


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