West 57 Street, East 57 Street

Eastbound Views

West 57 Street begins at 12 Avenue (NY 9A) and runs east as a four-lane undivided road. There are oversized street name signs at 11 Avenue, 10 Avenue, 9 Avenue, and 8 Avenue. These streets all change names two blocks north of here to become West End Avenue, Amsterdam Avenue, Columbus Avenue, and Central Park West, respectively.
Photos taken March 2011.
West 57 Street intersects Broadway at a traffic light with an oversized street name sign. Broadway is a southbound one-way street here, and it becomes a pedestrian mall a few blocks south of here at West 47 Street.
Photos taken January 2012.
West 57 Street continues to the east. Central Park begins two blocks north of here. There are oversized street name signs at 7 Avenue and 6 Avenue. Both avenues end just north of here at the park. East of 6 Avenue, there is a traffic light with a crosswalk in the middle of the block so that pedestrians can cross without having to walk all the way to the corner.
Photos taken January 2012.
West 57 Street intersects 5 Avenue at a traffic light with an oversized street name sign. West 57 Street changes names here to become East 57 Street.
Photos taken January 2012.
East 57 Street runs east as a four-lane undivided road. There are oversized street name signs at Madison Avenue and Park Avenue.
Photos taken February 2012.

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