Broadway, the New York saga at 60 km

TRAVEL GUIDE – Manhattan’s backbone, Broadway stretches far beyond New York City and the Theater District. From the towers of Wall Street to the countryside of the Hudson Valley, climbing Broadway, we trace the history of America.

By Adrien Gombeaud

Times Square, at a time when electricity erases the night.
Times Square, at a time when electricity erases the night. Stéphan Gladieu / Figaro Magazine

A drop of water in a concrete ocean, Bowling Green Square faces 1 Broadway. It was here, in 1626, that Peter Minuit allegedly bought an island from the Manhatte Indians for a handful of florins. At that time Broadway was just a footpath. “It is by far the place that I prefer”, confides the architect Fran Leadon who published last year a reference volume simply titled Broadway. “Here, I feel like I’m on the edge of a fabulous canyon.” The Wall Street Bull appears to guard the entrance to a hallway of spectacular apartment buildings, a tongue of tarmac stretching from southern Manhattan to Westchester County in the north.

Alvin Ailey Dance School Students Take to Broadway! Stefan Gladieu/Figaro Magazine

Broadway: its skyscrapers, its actors, its writers, its billionaires, its lost in the American dream… the saga of a city in 60 kilometers. “In the years 1730-1740, there were practically only bars and brothels there”, continues Fran Leadon. In It was broadway, Jerome Charyn talks about a “Hanged tree, where unfortunate pirates,

This article is for subscribers only. You have 94% left to discover.

Subscribe: 1 € the first month

Cancellable at any time

.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Broadway, the New York saga at 60 km

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.