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Broadway,

famous thoroughfare in New York City. It extends from Bowling Green near the foot of Manhattan island N to 262d St. in the Bronx. Throughout its length Broadway is chiefly a commercial street. In lower Manhattan it runs through the financial center of the country; N of Union Square (14th St.) it passes a merchandising section; further N around Herald Square there are large department stores; around Times SquareTimes Square,
in New York City. Formed by the intersection of Broadway, Seventh Ave., and 42d St., this famous square was named (1904) for the building there that formerly belonged to the New York Times.
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 (42d St.), which has undergone significant redevelopment, it enters the theater district, or the "Great White Way," its most storied portion. Points of interest along Broadway include Trinity Church (Wall St.); St. Paul's Chapel, built 1766 (near City Hall); the Woolworth Building (at Barclay St.); the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (64th–66th streets); Columbia Univ.Columbia University,
mainly in New York City; founded 1754 as King's College by grant of King George II; first college in New York City, fifth oldest in the United States; one of the eight Ivy League institutions.
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 (113th–121st and 125th–133d streets); the Columbia Univ. Medical Center (168th St.); and Van Cortlandt Park (at the north end of the city). Beyond the city limits the road continues through Westchester co., becoming the Albany Post Road north of the village of Sleepy Hollow. Originally in part a Native American trail, Broadway was laid out by the Dutch who named it Brede Wegh [broad way], and was the principal street of New AmsterdamNew Amsterdam,
Dutch settlement at the mouth of the Hudson River and on the southern end of Manhattan island; est. 1624. It was the capital of the colony of New Netherland from 1626 to 1664, when it was captured by the British and renamed New York.
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. Its northern stretches in Manhattan, much of which does not follow the original trail, were formerly Bloomingdale Road.

Bibliography

See D. W. Dunlap, On Broadway (1990); F. Leadon, Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles (2018).

Broadway

famous theatrical district at New York’s Times Square. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 107]
See: Theater

Broadway

a thoroughfare in New York City, famous for its theatres: the centre of the commercial theatre in the US

Broadway

(standard, operating system)
A standard which the X Consortium is currently (January 1997) developing and plans to release soon as an open standard. A prime goal is to be more bandwidth-efficient and easier to develop for (and to port) than the X Window System, which has been widely described as over-sized, over-featured, over-engineered and incredibly over-complicated.

http://x.org/consortium/broadway.html.
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