New York City Print, Broadway Avenue, Giclee Canvas Prints

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New York City Print, Broadway Avenue, Giclee Canvas Prints

Broadway Avenue, New York City Print, Giclee Canvas Prints

by Hall Groat II

Print Sizes:  5×7″ $40 | 6×8″ $45 | 8×10″ $60 | 11×14″ $90 | 16×20″  $165 | 18×24″ $250 | 24×30″ $325 | 30×40″ $450


New York City Print.  Gallery wrapped giclée prints available in standard and custom sizes.  A Times Square print is  perfect for home, office, or interior design projects.

History of Broadway Avenue

Broadway runs the length of Manhattan Island, roughly parallelling the Hudson River, from Bowling Green at the south, to Inwood at the northern tip of the island. South of Columbus Circle, it is a one-way southbound street. Since 2009, vehicular traffic has been banned at Times Square between 47th and 42nd Streets, and at Herald Square between 35th and 33rd Streets as part of a pilot program; the right-of-way is intact and reserved for cyclists and pedestrians. From the northern shore of Manhattan, Broadway crosses Spuyten Duyvil Creek via the Broadway Bridge and continues through Marble Hill (a discontinuous portion of the borough of Manhattan) and the Bronx into Westchester County. U.S. 9 continues to be known as Broadway through its junction with NY 117.

Because Broadway preceded the grid that the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811 imposed on the island, Broadway crosses midtown Manhattan diagonally, intersecting with both the east-west streets and north-south avenues. Broadway’s intersections with avenues, marked by “squares” (some merely triangular slivers of open space), have induced some interesting architecture, such as the Flatiron Building.

A view up Broadway from Bowling Green, with the Chrysler Building visible in the background.  A New York City print may be purchased on Broadway Ave.

The section of lower Broadway from its origin at Bowling Green to City Hall Park is the historical location for the city’s ticker-tape parades, and is sometimes called the “Canyon of Heroes” during such events. West of Broadway as far as Canal Street was the city’s fashionable residential area until c. 1825; landfill has more than tripled the area and the Hudson shore now lies far to the west, beyond TriBeCa and Battery Park City.

Broadway marks the boundary between Greenwich Village to the west and the East Village to the east, passing Astor Place. It is a short walk from there to New York University near Washington Square Park, which is at the foot of Fifth Avenue. A bend in front of Grace Church allegedly avoids an earlier tavern; from 10th Street it begins its long diagonal course across Manhattan, headed almost due north. New York City Print.


At Union Square, Broadway crosses 14th Street, merges with 4th Avenue, and continues its diagonal uptown course from the Square’s northwest corner. Union Square is the only location wherein the physical section of Broadway is discontinuous in Manhattan (other portions of Broadway in Manhattan are pedestrians-only plazas).

At Madison Square, location of the Flatiron Building, Broadway crosses Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street.


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