NYC: 8th Avenue

8th Avenue

8th Avenue is a major north-south avenue on the west side of Manhattan. Running through Chelsea, the Garment District, Hell’s Kitchen’s east end, Midtown, and the Broadway theatre district — it finally enters Columbus Circle at 59th.

8th Avenue runs through Chelsea, the Garment District, Hell’s Kitchen’s east end, Midtown, and the Broadway theatre district before it finally enters Columbus Circle at 59th.

The portion of Eighth Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street was an informal red-light district in the late 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s before it was controversially renovated into a more family-friendly environment under the Giuliani administration.