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Audubon Avenue

A church with tower less tall than the gabled roof
Iglesia Alianza Oasis, Audubon Avenue and 172nd Street

Audubon Avenue is an avenue in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Upper Manhattan that runs north-south, west of and parallel to Amsterdam Avenue. Its southern terminus is at West 165th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, and its northern terminus is at Fort George Avenue, just north of West 193rd Street. It crosses over the Trans-Manhattan Expressway, east of the eastern portal of the expressway's tunnel.

History

Audubon Avenue is named for naturalist John James Audubon, who owned a farm in the area.[1][2] The Fort George Amusement Park, now a seating area in Highbridge Park, was located at the northern end of Audubon Avenue from 1895 to 1914.[3]

References

  1. ^ Audubon Playground Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Accessed September 17, 2007.
  2. ^ Henry Moscow (1990). The Street Book: An Encyclopedia of Manhattan's Street Names and Their Origins. Fordham University Press. p. 23. ISBN 9780823212750.
  3. ^ Martens, Victoria (August 1, 2019). "Fort George Amusement Park". Museum of the City of New York. Retrieved September 2, 2019.

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