Vanderbilt Avenue (Manhattan)


Vanderbilt Avenue (Manhattan)

Vanderbilt Avenue is a short street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The street runs from 42nd Street to 47th Street, between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue. The street was created in the late 1860s as the result of construction of Grand Central Terminal, and is named for Cornelius Vanderbilt, the terminal's original builder. [Gray, Christopher. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D06E4DD1E3DF932A15755C0A96E958260 "Streetscapes/Grand Central Terminal; How a Rail Complex Chugged Into the 20th Century"] , "The New York Times", June 21, 1998. Accessed October 27, 2007. "According to Carl Condit's 1980 book, "The Port of New York," in the 1860's Cornelius Vanderbilt sold his shipping interests to get control of the New York & Harlem, the New York Central, and the Hudson River Railroads.... From 1869 to 1871 the first Grand Central Station was built, 249 feet wide on 42d Street, 698 feet long on newly created Vanderbilt Avenue."] The Yale Club of New York City is located on Vanderbilt Avenue, at the intersection of East 44th Street.

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