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NEW YORK CITY: BROADWAY

  • Broadway from Bowling Green to Wall Street. We have now quite thoroughly explored Battery Park and vicinity and will resume our tour up Broadway, starting at Bowling Green in front of the Custom House. It marks the beginning of the Main Street of New York And goes to Wall Street.
  • Broadway from Wall Street. The Standard Oil Building. Almost directly across the street is that Holy of Holies, the Standard Oil Building, at No. 26. Whole chapters could be written about this one building, perhaps the best known, certainly the most talked of, on Broadway.
    At No. 52 Broadway, below Wall Street, stood until recently a building of more than ordinary interest—the first successful skyscraper erected in New York (1884). Bradford Lee Gilbert, was the architect whose genius gave to New York and the world this remarkable type of building.
  • Broadway from Chambers Street to 42 Street. We have now covered the principal points in the down-town section. To get our exact bearing see map. We have drawn a straight line at Chambers Street from East to West, clear across the island. All the territory South of this line is what we have just been over. We shall now go East from the City Hall to the great East Side, Chinatown and the Bowery.
  • Broadway from Trinity Church to City Hall. North of Trinity is a magnificent building named after the trimity church. It is in gothic architecture and one of the most notable in appearance on Broadway. Adjoining it is the well-known Singer Building, the first to possess a tower of important height.
  • Trinity Church in New York. Trinity Church is not only old in historic association, but its monuments and memorials are of an unusually interesting character. The charm of this church is not hard to understand. In the midst of the city's roar it still stands quiet and serene. This memorable building as you will notice, stands opposite the head of Wall Street.
  • Brooklyn Bridge and Tammany hall. Opposite the City Hall is the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, the first and most famous of all the bridges spanning the East River. A very excellent view of the city may be had from the tower on the New York side. It is a short walk on the promenade.
  • The New York Post Office and the Woolworth Building. Next comes the post-office, which is directly opposite the Woolworth Building. Emerging from the post-office and continuing up Broadway, we pass the old Astor House, for more than half a century the wonder of New York and the best-known hotel in this part of the world.
  • Broadway Great Musicals and Shows. Direct from Broadway, Original New York Cast. Well, here you are right in New York, and on Broadway, too. Some two thousand places of entertainment are open for you.
  • Broadway Small Theatres. There are also a number of "intimate" theatres, as they are called—small places seating from one hundred and fifty to three hundred persons. Here you avoid the vulgar crowd and usually see one of those wholly uninteresting but excessively intellectual productions that require a small auditorium in order that the audience may be seen with the naked eye.
  • Columbia University, Morningside Heights and Barnard College. This section of the city has been recently described as the Acropolis of America, and extends from Riverside Drive to Morningside Park. These are the grounds of Columbia University. The college grounds proper extend from One Hundred and Fourteenth Street to One Hundred and Twentieth Street, and from Broadway to Amsterdam Avenue, but the land west of the college Bounds proper, from One Hundred and Sixteenth to One Hundred and Twentieth between Broadway and Claremont Avenue.

 

 

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