Sixth Avenue is a major avenue in New York City's borough of Manhattan. The City of New York Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Although the Avenue's official name was changed to Avenue of the Americas in 1945 by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, New Yorkers seldom use this term. LaGuardia redirects here For the airport see LaGuardia Airport. Calling the avenue by that name has even become a shibboleth of sorts for something a tourist in the city might say (such as mispronouncing "Houston Street"). Shibboleth (ˈʃɪbəlɛθ or ˈʃɪbələθ is any practice which is indicative of one's social or regional origin Houston Street redirects here For the Major League Baseball player with a similar name see Huston Street. To avoid confusion among visitors, the street is signed as both Avenue of the Americas and Sixth Avenue.
Traffic on Sixth Avenue moves uptown (northbound). At its southern end, Sixth Avenue was extended in 1926 from Bleeker Street south through Little Italy. "Ten thousand people were displaced, most of them Italian immigrants who knew no other home in America".  This was done in order to ease traffic in the Holland Tunnel and to intersect Church Street diagonally a few blocks south of Canal Street. The Holland Tunnel is a highway Tunnel under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattan in New York City with Jersey Canal Street is a major street in New York City, crossing lower Manhattan to join New Jersey in the west (via the Holland Tunnel
Sixth Avenue's northern end is at 59th Street (Central Park South) where equestrian bronzes of Simón Bolívar and José Martí in the small Bolívar Plaza flank the Artists Gate traffic entrance to Central Park at Center Drive (closed to motor traffic during restricted times, such as weekends). 59th Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan runs east-west from York Avenue to the West Side Highway, with a discontinuity Central Park South is the section of 59th Street in the borough of Manhattan, New York City that lies along the southern end of Central Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios y Blanco,Venezuelan or commonly known as Simón Bolívar ( July 24, 1783 &ndash José Julián Martí Pérez ( January 28, 1853 &ndash May 19, 1895) Born in Havana from Spanish parents his short life was dedicated to gaining Central Park is a large public Urban park in New York City, with about twenty-five million visitors annually What would be Sixth Avenue north of Central Park, above Central Park North (110th Street), is called Lenox Avenue or Malcolm X Boulevard, itself a dual-named source of confusion like its southern counterpart. Central Park North is a street in the borough of Manhattan, New York City; it is a section of 110th Street. Lenox Avenue / Malcolm X Boulevard is the primary north-south route through Harlem in the upper portion of the New York City borough Lenox Avenue / Malcolm X Boulevard is the primary north-south route through Harlem in the upper portion of the New York City borough 
Sixth Avenue is served by the IND Sixth Avenue subway line. The Sixth Avenue Line is a Rapid transit line of the B Division of the New York City Subway in the United States. The New York City Subway is a Rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, a subsidiary agency The PATH train to New Jersey also runs under Sixth Avenue as far as 34th Street. The Port Authority Trans-Hudson ( PATH) is a Rapid transit railroad linking Manhattan, New York with New Jersey, and providing service New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Formerly the elevated IRT Sixth Avenue Line ran up Sixth Avenue, darkening the street and reducing its real-estate value. A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway The IRT Sixth Avenue Line, often called the Sixth Avenue Elevated or Sixth Avenue El, was the second Elevated railway in Manhattan After the "el" came down in stages, beginning in Greenwich Village in 1938-39,, Sixth Avenue was rebuilt during the 1960s as an all-but-uninterrupted avenue of corporate headquarters housed in glass slab towers of International Modernist style, of which the outstanding example is the CBS Building at 52nd Street, by Eero Saarinen (1965), dubbed "Black Rock" from its dark granite piers that run from base to crown with a break; it is Saarinen's only corporate tower. The International style was a major Architectural style of the 1920s and 1930s The CBS Building in New York City, also known as Black Rock is the 38-story headquarters of the CBS Corporation 52nd Street is a 19 mile long one-way Street traveling west to east across Midtown Manhattan. Eero Saarinen (eːro saːrinen (August 20 1910 Kirkkonummi, Finland – September 1 1961 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) was
Sights moving up Sixth Avenue include Greenwich Village, with the polychrome High Victorian Gothic Jefferson Market Courthouse (illustration, currently occupied by the Jefferson Market Library); the surviving stretch of grand department stores of 1880 to 1900 that runs from 14th Street to Herald Square, passing through the wholesale flower district and ending with Macy's department store; Bryant Park (40th to 42nd Streets) followed by the corporate stretch, W. R. Grace Building, with the rear of Rockefeller Center — including the Time-Life Building, Exxon Building and McGraw-Hill Building — and Radio City Music Hall. Greenwich Village (ˌgrɛnɪtʃ ˈvɪlɪdʒ often simply called the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern Manhattan The Jefferson Market Branch New York Public Library, still familiar to New Yorkers as Jefferson Market Courthouse, is located at 425 6th Avenue (near W 10th Herald Square is formed by the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue (officially named Avenue of the Americas and 34th Street in the borough Macy's is a chain of mid-range American Department stores Its Flagship store in Herald Square, New York City has been billed Bryant Park is a 9603 acre (39000 m² privately-managed public Park located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The W R Grace Building is a 50-story Skyscraper in New York City. Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. The Time-Life Building, located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue in Rockefeller Center in New York opened in 1959 and designed by the Rockefeller Exxon Building, more widely known by its address 1251 Avenue of the Americas, was part of the later Rockefeller Center expansion (1960s-1970s dubbed the "XYZ Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York City 's Rockefeller Center.
Under LaGuardia's original urbanistic proposal, Avenue of the Americas would have started at Battery Park, continuing up Greenwich Street, Trinity Place, Church Street, and then continuing up Sixth Avenue. The Jefferson Market Branch New York Public Library, still familiar to New Yorkers as Jefferson Market Courthouse, is located at 425 6th Avenue (near W 10th Greenwich Village (ˌgrɛnɪtʃ ˈvɪlɪdʒ often simply called the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern Manhattan Urbanism is the study of cities &mdash their Geographic, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural environment Battery Park is a 25-acre (10 hectare public park located at the Battery the southern tip of the New York City borough of Manhattan, facing Greenwich Street is a north-south street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. 
Recently, the National Hockey League opened a flagship retail store on Sixth Ave. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America between West 46th and West 47th Sts.