The Info List - Columbus Circle

Coordinates: 40°46′05″N 73°58′55″W / 40.76806°N 73.98194°W / 40.76806; -73.98194

The statue of Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
by Gaetano Russo in the middle of Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
in Manhattan, New York City.

Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
is a traffic circle and heavily trafficked intersection in the New York City
New York City
borough of Manhattan, located at the intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South
Central Park South
(West 59th Street), and Central Park
Central Park
West, at the southwest corner of Central Park. The circle is the point from which official highway distances from New York City
New York City
are measured, as well as the center of the 25 miles (40 km) restricted-travel area for C-2 visa holders. The circle is named after the monument of Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
in the center. The name is also used for the neighborhood a few blocks around the circle in each direction. To the south of the circle lies Hell's Kitchen, also known as "Clinton", and the Theater District, and to the north is the Upper West Side.


1 Monument 2 Circle

2.1 As a geographic center

3 Neighborhood

3.1 West 3.2 North 3.3 Northeast 3.4 South 3.5 Southeast 3.6 3, 4, 5, and 6 Columbus Circle

4 Transportation 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External links


Columbus atop the rostral column, a traditional form to commemorate naval achievements.

The 76-foot (23 m) Columbus Column monument at the center of the circle, created by Italian sculptor Gaetano Russo,[1] consists of a 14-foot (4.3 m) marble statue of Columbus atop a 27.5-foot (8.4 m) granite rostral column[2] on a four-stepped granite pedestal.[3] The column is decorated with bronze reliefs representing Columbus' ships: the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María, although actually they are Roman galleys instead of caravels. Its pedestal features an angel holding a globe.[1] The monument was one of three planned as part of the city's 1892 commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Americas.[3] Originally, the monument was planned to be located in Bowling Green or somewhere else in lower Manhattan. By the time Russo's plan was decided upon in 1890, a commission of Italian businessmen from around the United States had contributed $12,000 of the $20,000 needed to build the statue (equivalent to $327,000 of the $545,000 cost in modern dollars).[4] The statue was constructed with funds raised by Il Progresso, a New York City-based Italian-language newspaper.[1] Russo created parts of the Columbus Column in his Rome
studio and in other workshops in Italy;[3] the bronze elements were cast in the Nelli Foundry.[5] The completed column was shipped to the United States in September 1892, to be placed within the "circle at Fifty-ninth Street and Eighth Avenue".[6] Once the statue arrived in Manhattan, it was quickly transported to the circle.[2] The monument was officially unveiled with a ceremony on October 13, 1892, as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations.[7][8][9]:287 The monument received some retouching in 1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyage, and in turn, the monument's own 100th anniversary.[9]:288 It was also rededicated that year.[10] Amid the 2017 monument controversies in the United States, an issue arose over the statue due to criticism of Columbus's alleged mistreatment of the native people on Hispaniola. In August of that year, there had been a far-right rally Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in a death and several injuries. Following that rally, Mayor Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
commissioned a "90-day review" of possibly "hateful" monuments across the city to determine if any of them, including the Columbus Column, warranted either removal or recontextualization (e.g. by explanatory plaques).[11][12] Although calls to remove the monument were supported by those criticizing Columbus's actions, the proposed removal was opposed by some sectors of the city's Italian American community and Columbus Day Parade organizers.[13][14] Due to two incidents of vandalism in September 2017, full-time security measures were put around the column ahead of the year's parade.[15] Circle[edit]

Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
during construction of the original subway in 1900

Subway construction under the Columbus monument in 1901

The traffic circle was designed in 1857, as part of Frederick Law Olmsted's vision for Central Park, which included a "Grand Circle" at the Merchants' Gate, its most important Eighth Avenue entrance.[16] After the 1892 installation of the Columbus Column in the circle's center, it became known as "Columbus Circle",[9]:287[17]:124 although its other names were also used through the 1900s.[18] By 1901, construction on the first subway line required the excavation of the circle, and the column and streetcar tracks through the area were put on temporary wooden stilts.[19][9]:288 During construction, traffic in the circle was so dangerous that the Municipal Art Society
Municipal Art Society
proposed redesigning the roundabout.[18][20] By February 1904, the station underneath was largely complete,[21] and service on the subway line began on October 27, 1904.[22]:162–191[23] Later that year, due to the high speeds of cars passing through the circle, the New York City
New York City
Police Department added tightly spaced electric lights on the inner side of the circle, surrounding the column.[24] The current circle was redesigned in 1905 by William P. Eno, a businessman who pioneered many early innovations in road safety and traffic control.[25][26] In a 1920 book, Eno writes that prior to the implementation of his plan, traffic went around the circle in both directions, causing accidents almost daily. The 1905 plan, which he regarded as temporary, created a counterclockwise traffic pattern with a "safety zone" in the center of the circle for cars stopping; however, the circle was too narrow for the normal flow of traffic. Eno also wrote of a permanent plan, with the safety zones on the outside as well as clearly delineated pedestrian crossings.[27] The redesign marked the first true one-way traffic circle to be constructed anywhere, implementing the ideas of Eugène Hénard.[26][28] In this second scheme, the public space within the circle, around the monument, was almost as small as the monument's base.[29]

The second of Eno's Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle

Eno's circular-traffic plan was abolished in 1929, with traffic now allowed to go around the circle in both directions.[29] In 1956, in preparation for the opening of the New York Coliseum
New York Coliseum
on the circle's west side, two north-south roadways were cut through the circle's center, on either side of the Columbus statue.[30] By the late 20th century, it was regarded as one of the most inhospitable of the city's major intersections, as the interior circle was being used for motorcycle parking, and the circle as a whole was hard for pedestrians to cross. In 1979, noted architecture critic Paul Goldberger said that the intersection was "a chaotic jumble of streets that can be crossed in about 50 different ways—all of them wrong."[29] In 1987, the city awarded a $20 million contract to Olin Partnership and Vollmer Associates to create a new design for the circle.[29] The circle was refurbished in 1991–1992 as part of the 500th-anniversary celebration of Columbus's arrival in the Americas.[31][9]:288 In 1998, as a result of the study, the circular-traffic plan was reinstated, with all traffic going around the circle in a counterclockwise direction. The center of the circle was planned for further renovations, with a proposed park 200 feet (61 m) across.[32] The design for a full renovation of the circle was finalized in 2001.[33] The project started in 2003, and was completed in 2005. It included a new water fountain by Water Entertainment Technologies, who also designed the Fountains of Bellagio; benches made of ipe wood; and plantings encircling the monument.[29][31] The fountain, the main part of the reconstructed circle, contains 99 jets that periodically change in force and speed, with effects ranging between "swollen river, a rushing brook, a driving rain or a gentle shower".[29] The inner circle is about 36,000 square feet (3,300 m2), while the outer circle is around 148,000 square feet (13,700 m2). The redesign was the recipient of the 2006 American Society of Landscape Architects’ General Design Award Of Honor.[33] In 2007 Columbus Circle was awarded the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence silver medal.[34] As a geographic center[edit] Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
is the traditional municipal zero-mile point from which all official distances are measured,[35] although Google
Maps uses New York City
New York City
Hall for this purpose.[36] For decades, Hagstrom sold maps that showed the areas within 25 miles (40 km)[37] or 75 miles (121 km)[38] from Columbus Circle. The travel area for recipients of a C-2 visa, which is issued for the purpose of immediate and continuous transit to or from the headquarters of the United Nations, is limited to a 25-mile radius of Columbus Circle.[39] The same circle coincidentally defines the city's "film zone" that local unions operate in, a counterpart to Los Angeles' studio zone.[40][41][42][43] The New York City
New York City
government employee handbook considers a trip beyond a 75-mile radius from Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
as long-distance travel.[44][45] Neighborhood[edit]

View of Columbus Circle, looking east at Central Park South
Central Park South
from inside the Time Warner
Time Warner

The five streets that radiate outward from Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
separate the immediate neighborhood around the circle into five distinct portions.[46][47] West[edit] To the west of the circle is a superblock spanning two streets, bounded by Broadway, 60th Street, Ninth Avenue, 58th Street, and Eighth Avenue.[46] The superblock was formerly two separate blocks.[9]:914 From 1902 to 1954, the Majestic Theatre occupied the more southerly of the two blocks. Robert Moses
Robert Moses
demapped 59th Street through the block during the New York Coliseum's construction from 1954 to 1956.[9]:914[48] The construction project, in turn, was the culmination of an effort to remove San Juan Hill, the slum that had been located at the site.[49] Until the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
was built in Hell's Kitchen in the 1980s, the Coliseum was the primary event venue for New York City.[9]:914 By 1985, there were plans to replace the Coliseum,[50] and after a series of delays, the Coliseum was demolished in 2000.[51] Since 2003, the site has been occupied by Time Warner
Time Warner
Center, the world headquarters of the Time Warner
Time Warner
corporation.[52]:310[53] The center consists of a pair of 750-foot (230 m) towers 53 stories high.[35][54] The complex also hosts the Shops at Columbus Circle mall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York City
New York City
studio headquarters of CNN, and the Mandarin Oriental, New York
Mandarin Oriental, New York
hotel.[9]:1319[35] The mall inside the complex Prestigious restaurants in the center include Landmarc, Per Se and Masa.[55][56] Time Warner
Time Warner
also paid for the portion of the new interior circle that directly faces the Time Warner Center. North[edit] On the north side of Columbus Circle, bounded by Broadway, Central Park West, and 61st Street,[46] is the Trump International Hotel and Tower, with its noted steel globe, which had been an office tower, the headquarters of the Gulf+Western
conglomerate, which was stripped to its steel skeleton and reclad in a new facade.[35][57] The Gulf and Western Building, a 44-story building completed in 1969[52]:351 or 1970,[58] filed for bankruptcy in 1991.[58] In 1994, Donald Trump announced his plans to convert the building into a mixed-purpose hotel and condominium units, with hotel rooms below the 14th floor and condominiums above that floor.[59] Renovations started in 1995 after Gulf and Western's lease lapsed and Trump took control of the building.[60] That renovation was complete by 1997.[9]:288[61] Northeast[edit] On the northeast lies the Merchant's Gate to Central Park, dominated by the USS Maine National Monument. The USS Maine monument was designed by Harold Van Buren Magonigle
Harold Van Buren Magonigle
and sculpted by Attilio Piccirilli, who did the colossal group and figures, and Charles Keck, who was responsible for the "In Memoriam" plaque. An imposing Beaux-Arts edifice of marble and gilded bronze,[62] it was dedicated in 1913 as a memorial to sailors killed aboard the battleship USS Maine,[63] whose mysterious 1898 explosion in Havana
harbor precipitated the Spanish–American War.[62] South[edit] Actors' Equity
Actors' Equity
was founded in 1913 in the old Pabst Grand Circle Hotel,[64] located at 2 Columbus Circle
2 Columbus Circle
on the southern side of the circle.[65] The building was torn down in 1960 in order to construct a distinctive new International Modernist tower designed by architect Edward Durrell Stone
Edward Durrell Stone
to house the Huntington Hartford
Huntington Hartford
Gallery of Modern Art.[65] Vacant since the city's Department of Cultural Affairs departed in 1998,[65] it was listed as one of the World Monuments Fund's "100 most endangered sites" in 2006.[66] After a renovation by architect Brad Cloepfil, the building became the new home for Museum of Arts and Design in 2008.[52]:310[9]:288, 868[67] Its radical transformation was controversial for the failure of the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold hearings on its worthiness for designation.[68][69][70] Southeast[edit] 240 Central Park
Central Park
South, a balconied moderne apartment building across Broadway from the museum, is on the southeast side of the circle. Built in 1941, it is a city-designated landmark with a new addition, a green roof, atop its retail base.[71]:128 3, 4, 5, and 6 Columbus Circle[edit]

U.S. Rubber Headquarters constructed at 1790 Broadway in 1912

3, 4, 5, and 6 Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
are the numbers given to four buildings on the south side of 58th Street. From east to west, the buildings are numbered 5, 3, 4, and 6 Columbus Circle.[47] 5 Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
(also known by its address, 1790 Broadway),[72] is a 286-foot (87 m), 20-story tower on the southeast corner of Broadway and 58th Street.[73] It was originally built as the headquarters of the United States Rubber Company
United States Rubber Company
(U.S. Rubber) in 1912.[52]:308[74] It was part of Broadway's "Automobile Row" during the early 20th century.[75] U.S. Rubber moved to a new headquarters in 1940, and the building was sold several times before being acquired by the West Side Federal Savings and Loan Association. The First Nationwide Savings Bank, which acquired the West Side Federal Savings bank, sold the building in 1985 to 1790 Broadway Associates, its current owners.[74] The lobby contains part of an under-construction flagship store for Nordstrom, which is planned to open in 2019; the 360,000-square-foot (33,000 m2) store itself would be located under three buildings on the block.[76][77] Between Eighth Avenue and Broadway on the south side of 58th Street is 3 Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
(also 1775 Broadway), a 310-foot (94 m), 26-story tower.[78] It is occupied by Young & Rubicam, Bank of America, Chase Bank, and Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co.[79] The tower sits atop a 3-story structure called the Colonnade Building.[80][81] The first 3 stories were built in 1923 and the top 23 stories were added as part of a large expansion in 1927–1928.[52]:307 During the expansion, the original building's three-story Ionic supports were kept.[82][80] The new expansion, designed by Shreve & Lamb,[52]:307 hosted General Motors' headquarters from 1927[75][83] to 1968.[83][84] In 1969, Midtown Realty purchased the building's lease, and in 1980, acquired the land. Half of the building was leased by Bankers Trust
Bankers Trust
until the late 1980s,[83] and Newsweek
leased a third of the building from 1994[85] until 2006.[86] When the Moinian Group purchased the building in 2000,[80][87] the building assumed its current name;[80][86] a subsequent renovation refurbished the exterior and removed all remnants of the Colonnade Building.[80] A neon sign for CNN
was located on the roof of the building from the mid-2000s to 2015.[84] An annex of Nordstrom
for menswear is planned for the base of 3 Columbus Circle.[72] 4 Columbus Circle, an eight-story low-rise located at 989 Eighth Avenue at the southwest corner of the intersection with 58th Street, was built in the late 1980s. Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects
designed the building, which houses the furniture company Steelcase
on the upper floors and a Duane Reade
Duane Reade
and a Starbucks
on the ground floor.[88] Cerberus Capital Management
Cerberus Capital Management
bought the building in 2006 for $82.9 million. In 2011, it was sold to German real estate firm GLL Real Estate Partners for $96.5 million.[89] Directly to the west is 6 Columbus Circle, an 88-room, 12-floor boutique hotel called 6 Columbus.[90] Acquired by the Pomeranc Group in 2007,[91] the hotel was put on sale in December 2015.[92] A 700-foot-tall (210 m) tower is planned for the site.[93] Transportation[edit] The M5, M7, M10, M20 and M104 buses all serve the circle, with the M5, M7, M20 and M104 providing through service and the southbound M10 terminating near the circle.[94] Under the circle is the 59th Street– Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle
subway station (1, ​2​, A, ​B, ​C, and ​D trains).[95] Gallery[edit]

Columbus Circle, circa 1907

Around Columbus Circle
Columbus Circle

The Museum of Arts & Design at 2 Columbus Circle

The USS Maine National Monument
USS Maine National Monument
at the Merchant's Gate entrance to Central Park

The Trump International Hotel and Tower

The Time Warner
Time Warner
Center, which replaced the New York Coliseum

Six Columbus, a boutique hotel at 6 Columbus Circle

See also[edit]

New York City
New York City

References[edit] Notes

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Columbus Circle
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New York City
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Columbus Circle
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Columbus Circle
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Columbus Circle
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Time Warner
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Columbus Circle
and Central Park
Central Park
like a ghost of the Gulf and Western Building, which is precisely what it is. And with his new building, due for occupancy in the fall, Donald Trump
Donald Trump
seems to be busily renovating himself in much the same way: as himself -- only more so." ^ a b Rothstein, Mervyn (January 31, 1993). "COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: The Gulf ands Western Building; Twisting in the Wind On Columbus Circle". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 14, 2017.  ^ Dunlap, David W. (July 17, 1994). "For a Troubled Building, a New Twist". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 14, 2017.  ^ Muschamp, Herbert (June 21, 1995). "Trump Tries to Convert 50's Style Into 90's Gold; Makeover Starts on Columbus Circle
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1-599 (Battery Pl. - W. Houston St.)

1 Broadway 2 Broadway Bowling Green 26 Broadway
26 Broadway
(previously occupied by Lautman's Dairy) Cunard Building 52 Broadway Adams Express Building 65 Broadway 1 Wall Street AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company Trinity Church Equitable Building Equitable Life Building Marine Midland Building Zuccotti Park One Liberty Plaza Fulton Center Corbin Building American Surety Building 195 Broadway Astor House Woolworth Building City Hall Park New York City
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Hall Broadway–Chambers Building 280 Broadway 287 Broadway Ted Weiss Federal Building 291 Broadway Mutual Reserve Building 319 Broadway Appleton Building 359 Broadway 361 Broadway
361 Broadway
(James S. White Building) 462 Broadway Mechanics' Hall E. V. Haughwout Building New Era Building Scholastic Building Singer Building

600-1499 (W. Houston St. - Times Sq.)

Cable Building Canterbury Hall Grace Church Church of the Messiah Grand Central Hotel 770 Broadway Strand Bookstore Tisch School of the Arts Grace Church Union Square Flatiron Building Madison Square Baudouine Building Gilsey House Grand Hotel Radisson Hotel Martinique Hotel McAlpin Herald Square Haier Building Knickerbocker Theatre Marbridge Building Metropolitan Opera House (former) Rialto Theatre Times Square One Times Square
Times Square
(previously occupied by Pabst Hotel) Condé Nast Building The Knickerbocker Hotel

1500-1800 (Times Sq. - Columbus Cir.)

1500 Broadway
1500 Broadway
(previously occupied by Hotel Claridge) 1501 Broadway One Astor Plaza Astor Theatre Minskoff Theatre New York Marriott Marquis Morgan Stanley Building Palace Theatre Brill Building Winter Garden Theatre Central Theatre Capitol Theatre Ellen's Stardust Diner Paramount Plaza Studebaker Building Broadway Theatre Ed Sullivan Theater 1717 Broadway 1740 Broadway Random House Tower Columbus Circle

North of Columbus Cir.

Museum of Biblical Art Dauphin Hotel Beacon Theatre The Apthorp Bretton Hall Goddard Institute for Space Studies Barnard College Audubon Ballroom United Palace Dyckman House Church of the Good Shepherd

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Lower Manhattan below 14th St (CB 1, 2, 3)

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Midtown (CB 5)

Columbus Circle Diamond District Flatiron District Garment District Herald Square Koreatown Madison Square NoMad Silicon Alley Theater District Times Square

West Side (CB 4, 7)

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Valley Manhattantown Penn South Pomander Walk Riverside South Tenderloin Upper West Side

East Side (CB 6, 8)

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Upper Manhattan above 110th St (CB 9, 10, 11, 12)

Astor Row East Harlem Hamilton Heights Harlem Hudson Heights Inwood Le Petit Senegal Manhattanville Marble
Hill (Bx CB 8) Marcus Garvey Park Morningside Heights Sugar Hill Sylvan Washington Heights


Ellis Island
Ellis Island
(CB 1) Governors Island
Governors Island
(CB 1) Liberty Island
Liberty Island
(CB 1) Randalls Island (CB 11) Roosevelt Island
Roosevelt Island
(CB 8) Wards Island (CB 11)


Seneca Village

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East Side

FDR Dr Ave D Ave C (Loisaida Ave) Ave B / East End Ave Ave A / York Ave / Sutton Pl / Pleasant Ave Asser Levy Pl / Beekman Pl 1st Ave 2nd Ave Shevchenko Pl 3rd Ave Irving Pl / Lexington Ave Park Ave

Tunnel Viaduct 4th Ave / Park Ave S

Broadway Vanderbilt Ave Madison Ave 5th Ave / Museum Mile

West Side

5th Ave / Museum Mile Rockefeller Plz 6th Ave / Ave of the Americas / Lenox Ave / Malcolm X Blvd / East Dr 6½ Ave Center Dr 7th Ave / Fashion Ave / Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd / West Dr / Shubert Alley 8th Ave / Central Park
Central Park
W / Douglas Blvd 9th Ave / Columbus Ave / Morningside Dr Dyer Ave / Lincoln Tunnel Expwy 10th Ave / Amsterdam Ave Broadway Hudson Blvd 11th Ave / West End Ave Riverside Dr 12th Ave 13th Ave Audubon Ave St. Nicholas Ave / Duarte Blvd Claremont Ave Ft. Washington Ave Cabrini Blvd Sylvan Pl

Lower East Side

Allen / Pike Baxter / Centre Market Pl Bowery Centre Division Chrystie Coenties Slip Eldridge Street Elizabeth Essex Forsyth Lafayette Doyers Rivington Ludlow Mott Mulberry Orchard Park Row Spring University Pl

Lower West Side

Church / Trinity Pl Greenwich Hudson Jones Macdougal Patchin Pl Sullivan Gay Thompson Varick Washington W Broadway / LaGuardia Pl Weehawken West Bank



Roosevelt Chambers E Broadway Henry Madison Cherry Worth N Moore Beach Broome Canal Hester Grand Delancey Stanton Houston Vandam 1st–14th

Bleecker Bond Great Jones 4th Waverly Pl / Washington Square N Astor Pl / Washington Mews / Stuyvesant / Macdougal Aly 8th / St. Mark's Pl / Greenwich Ave Christopher Charles 14th



23rd 34th 42nd 45th / George Abbott Way 47th 50th 51st 52nd / Swing Alley / St of Jazz 53rd 54th 55th 57th 59th / Central Park
Central Park



66th / Peter Jennings Way 72nd 74th 79th 85th 86th 89th 93rd 95th 96th 110th / Cathedral Pkwy / Central Park
Central Park
N 112th 116th 120th 122nd / Mother Hale Way / Seminary Row 125th / Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd 130th / Astor Row 132nd 135th 139th / Strivers' Row 145th 155th 181st 187th Bogardus Pl Dyckman Plaza Lafayette



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Financial District

Nassau Gold William Broad South Whitehall Bridge Brewers / Stone State Pearl Marketfield Wall Albany Liberty Cortlandt Maiden Dey Fulton Vesey / Ann Theatre Alley

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