A one-block stretch of Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets is also signed as "Oreo Way".
The first Oreo
cookies were manufactured in 1912 at the former Nabisco
headquarters on that block.
The portion of the avenue between 14th and 31st Streets was remodeled in 2008 with a bicycle lane
between the eastern curb and the parking lane, followed by another portion between 77th and 96th Streets in 2011.
Above the Lincoln Square neighborhood—where the ABC television network
houses its corporate headquarters in a group of rehabilitated and modern buildings—Columbus Avenue passes through the Central Park West Historic District
, stretching from 67th/68th Streets to 89th Street. There, the avenue presents a unified streetscape of 5- to 7-story tenement buildings of brick and brownstone
with discreet Romanesque
details, employing cast terracotta details
and panels and courses of angle-laid brickwork. Many ornate tin cornices
remain. The buildings are separated in mid-block by the narrowest of access alleys, giving glimpses of Ailanthus
foliage in the side-street yards. The repeated designs of three or four commercial speculative builders, using the same features and detailing, add to the avenue's architectural unity. There are several generously scaled pre-World War I
apartment buildings and the former Endicott Hotel
, as well as a small commercial block from the office of McKim, Mead, and White
at 72nd Street
Ninth Avenue reappears in the Inwood
neighborhood as a short two-way street in two segments interrupted by the New York City Subway
's 207th Street Yard
. It runs from West 201st Street to West 208th Street, dead-ending at Inwood North Cove Park at the Harlem River
then picks up again at West 215th Street, and terminates at Broadway between West 220th Street and the Broadway Bridge
, at the location where West 221st Street would normally be.
The addresses along this upper stretch from 201st Street to Broadway are continuous with the lower portion of Ninth Avenue.
Ninth Avenue and Columbus Avenue were converted to carry one-way traffic southbound in two stages. South of its intersection with Broadway, the avenue was converted on November 6, 1948.
The remaining stretch, to 110th Street, was converted on December 6, 1951.
The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival street fair
is held every year in May. 
Points of interest
In popular culture
- ^ a b c Google (December 1, 2015). "Ninth Avenue / Columbus Avenue" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
- ^ a b Hinkley, David (2012-05-20). "Celebrating the life of 'Mr. Oreo'". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
- ^ Olea, Rebecca. "Columbus Ave. bike path gets two thumbs up" Crain's New York Business (October 12, 2011)
- ^ "Theodore Roosevelt Park". www.nycgovparks.org. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
- ^ Feinman, Mark S. "Continuing the Story of the 9th Avenue El". Retrieved 2009-08-04. On April 1, 1903, the entire Manhattan Elevated system was leased to the IRT Company for 999 years. Subway system construction was planned to connect with the Els at various points. By June 25, 1903, the last steam-powered elevated train was operated in passenger service on the 9th Ave El.
- ^ Ingraham, Joseph (7 November 1948). "Traffic Speeded on 9th, 10th Aves. By One-way Plan". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- ^ "Ninth and Tenth Avenues Are One Way Permanently". The New York Times. 14 May 1949. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- ^ "Two More Avenues One-way Thursday". The New York Times. 4 December 1951. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- ^ Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
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