The central avenue is the world-famous Fifth Avenue(5th Avenue). All streets to the East of Fifth Avenue are know as nn East xx Street (e.g. 40 East 47th Street) whilst streets to the west of Fifth Avenue are styled nn West xx Street (e.g. 40 West 47th Street).
Avenues run south to north and streets run east to west. The Avenues are very long, some stretching over 100 blocks. The numbering of these buildings is not consistent and on some avenues the numbering stops and restarts.
Some Avenues have alternative names:
Fourth Avenue is now mostly Lexington Avenue, Park Avenue and Madison Avenue
Sixth Avenue - Avenue of the Americas
Seventh Avenue - Fashion Avenue
Eighth Avenue - Central Park West
Ninth - Columbus Avenue
Tenth - Amsterdam Avenue
Eleventh - West End Avenue
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