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New York City’s famous street, Broadway, is associated with live theater and Times Square, but Broadway is also one of the world’s longest streets. It originates in Lower Manhattan at Bowling Green Park and ends in Albany, New York, a distance of 150 miles. Bowling Green Park is believed to be the location where Native Americans held council and where Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from them.

Everywhere Broadway crosses an avenue is a park created by the triangle or square space as a result of the crossing. The only exception is where Broadway crosses 5th avenue at 23rd street–the famous flatiron building takes up the space.

Broadway’s original name was the Wiechquaekeck Trail, an Algonquin Native American trade route.

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