Columbus Circle, New York City

Columbus Circle is a traffic circle and heavily trafficked intersection in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South (West 59th Street), and Central Park West, at the southwest corner of Central Park. The circle is the point from which official highway distances from New York City are measured, as well as the center of the 25 miles (40 km) restricted-travel area for C-2 visa holders.

The circle is named after the monument of Christopher Columbus in the center, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The name is also used for the neighborhood that surrounds the circle for a few blocks in each direction. Hell's Kitchen (also known as "Clinton") is located to the southwest, while the Theater District is to the southeast and the Lincoln Square section of the Upper West Side is to the northwest.
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  • We were staying near this area and walked through at different times of day and night. Felt safe at every moment. The horse drawn carriages are available in this area  more »
  • We made our way to Columbus Park after wandering through Central Park. Its a very busy location and is a very large roundabout with several landmarks. These include a statue of Christopher Columbus...  more »

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