View Poll Results: Which of the following has the best Canyon

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  • 2nd Avenue

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  • 3rd Avenue

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  • Lexington Avenue

    5 18.52%
  • Park Avenue

    2 7.41%
  • Madison Avenue

    2 7.41%
  • 5th Avenue

    0 0%
  • Broadway

    9 33.33%
  • 6th Avenue

    9 33.33%
  • 7th Avenue

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  • 8th Avenue

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Thread: Manhattan's Best Canyon

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    Default Manhattan's Best Canyon

    Which Avenue has the best Canyon? Second Avenue-Eighth Avenue & 14th Street-59th Street. Downtown is pretty much left out but opinions on the streets there are welcomed.

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    I vote for the Canyon of Heroes downtown broadway, which is the most infamous, although maybe not the largest canyon in NYC.

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    My favorite, from 59th, looking south on Park Avenue, towards the New York Central Building...awesome, especially at night.

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    I think West Street south of Chambers is the most Canton-like (wait until the WTC is completed.) I voted for Broadway. It has lower Manhattan and the stretch from Times Square to Columbus Circle..

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    I like the double canyon south from Times Square. Should be a great view from the new bleacher seats.





    BTW, good thread topic.

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    If I may ask, what is a "manhattan canyon"?

    Sorry to be a pain, but I really have no clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider View Post
    I think West Street south of Chambers is the most Canton-like (wait until the WTC is completed.)
    Ohio???

    Ben, they're talking about the effect of tall buildings along either side of a street going on for several blocks. It creates a canyon effect.

    Edit - I kind of like Madison. It's a narrow street and I find that more charming.

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    Thanks for responses guys. 6th Avenue from 42nd to Central Park made me think about this topic, it's continuing into the 30's and the small stretch of residential in the 20s have made their own impact. I had to vote for Broadway though because of its length and variety.

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    There's a couple more that was overlooked in the above poll:

    42nd Street:




    57th Street:




    Or just about any of the streets in the Financial District in Lower Manhattan:


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    Exchange Place - dark, narrow, bendy.

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    Sixth Ave in the 40s and 50s is impressive due to its sheer corporate might and height (especially those on its west side). Same for Park Ave, although the extra width of the road diminishes the deep canyon effect a bit.

    Downtown, I like Water Street.

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    Yes Antinimby, I didn't forget the cross streets at all. I was only limited to 10 choices so I chose some of the main avenues. Those are two of my favorites you pointed out, 42nd and 57th Streets. I also Water Street as mentioned by kz1000ps. As for Park Avenue, I wish all New York streets had the same standard of cleanliness. Dream on right.

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    Bad poll. All the CIty's (indeed, the world's) best canyons are in the Financial District, of course. Other than possibly Broadway (awfully non-specific), not one is even listed.

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    You can make one for the Financial District, since thats the only part of the city that has canyons. Be sure to include Every street there too.

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