A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 30, 2005
Two Bridges
"Two Bridges" is the area in Manhattan between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge. Or, it could also mean the area in Manhattan between the Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge.

Lower Manhattan covers the area between Houston Street on the north and the New York Harbor. It includes So Ho, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, the Bowery, China Town, TriBeCa, the Civic Center, Two Bridges, Battery Park City, the World Trade Center and the Financial District.
Two Bridges: Location. Two Bridges is bounded on the north and south by the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge and the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. St. James Place forms the western boundary and the Hudson River forms the eastern boundary.

Two Bridges is a residential area, containing housing projects.

Boundaries: Like so many neighborhoods in New York, it depends on who you ask. The question is not simplified by the area's city agencies (for instance, the Two Bridges Urban Renewal District is in between the Williamsburg and Manhattan bridges, but the Two Bridges Historic District is in between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges). But most agree that nowadays, Two Bridges is bounded by the East River to the east, the Brooklyn Bridge to the south, St. James Place to the west, East Broadway to the northwest and Montgomery Street to the north.

Transport: Subway: F to East Broadway. Bus: 9; 15; 22.

Main Drags: East Broadway, Oliver Street, Madison Street, the waterfront.


48 Canal St.
Two Bridges

(Google Groups)
Lower East Side Boundaries
... well as other immigrant groups, was located generally southwesterly of the Manhattan Bridge ... Lower East Side in the 60's we called this area Two Bridges and the ...
soc.genealogy.jewish - Dec 16 1997, 5:30 pm by Vivian Kahn - 1 message - 1 author

Posted by Barry Popik
Neighborhoods • (0) Comments • Tuesday, August 30, 2005 • Permalink