1 Avenue

Northbound Views

1 Avenue begins at Houston Street and runs north through Manhattan. There are oversized street name signs at most blocks, including East 14 Street and East 23 Street. There is a bus lane on the right. Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Langone Medical Center are on the right along this stretch.
Photos taken February-July 2013.
1 Avenue intersects East 34 Street at a traffic light. Turn right here for access to the FDR Drive.
Photo taken February 2013.
1 Avenue runs north through Midtown. There is an entrance to the Midtown Tunnel (I-495) on the left.
Photos taken February 2013.
There is a tunnel that can be used be used to bypass the next half mile of 1 Avenue. Use the center lanes to enter the tunnel. Either bear right or bear left to continue north along 1 Avenue without using the tunnel. Bear left to go west on East 42 Street. Bear right for access to the FDR Drive.
Photos taken February 2013.
The headquarters of the United Nations is to the right along this stretch.
Photos taken February 2013.
The lanes split again. The tunnel emerges from underground, and then the lanes merge back together.
Photos taken February 2013.
1 Avenue continues north through Manhattan.
Photos taken February 2013.
1 Avenue passes under the Queensboro Bridge (NY 25). Turn left onto East 59 Street or East 61 Street for access to the bridge.
Photos taken February 2013.
1 Avenue runs north through the Upper East Side. There are traffic lights with oversized street name signs at most blocks, including at East 72 Street and East 79 Street.
Photos taken April 2012.

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