Avenue B and Avenue C in Alphabet City

Avenue B has the nickname “Charlie Parker Place”. The jazz great lived very near Tompkins Square Park back in the days that living near there didn’t have any cache at all. The street itself is quite pleasant nowadays.


I was going on 7th Street and subsequently ran into Avenue C and found it…perfectly normal.


In honesty, I expected it to look perfectly normal.  This isn’t the 80s and NYC is really nice.  I couldn’t help thinking about what I had been told:  if you get to Ave C, you’re crazy.  Nothing crazy about this…except for me sightseeing in the cold of the day.


If you look closely, you’ll see a NYC rarity:  a two-way north-south street.  There are a few, but most are two-way for only a distance.  I didn’t get below 7th Street at this point, but I think it held true for all of Alphabet City.


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2 Comments on “Avenue B and Avenue C in Alphabet City”

  1. Jay Says:

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  2. Anonymous Says:

    The Electric Company theme was shot at Avenue B.

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