Nyssa (igbc) wrote in little_details,

84th St., NYC

Hi everyone. I'm looking for information on 84th Street in New York City. I'm writing a fanfic with a character who supposedly lived on that street in the '40s and '50s, and I need to know where it is (I think it's near Central Park in Manhattan, isn't it?) and what sort of neighborhood it would have been at that time. Upper-class, working-class, ethnic? I have a feeling the canon may be wrong on this issue (not surprising if it is, but I'd like to get it right if possible). Sorry, but I know very little about NYC.

I have tried Googling 84th St. + New York City; New York City neighborhoods; boroughs of New York, 1940's. I got mostly travel information and ads for maps and atlases. I also tried a recent Fodor's guide for the city (couldn't find one from the time), but couldn't get much more than a rough idea of where the street is. Can anyone help?

ETA: Thanks to everyone for all your help. It sounds like 84th St. in Manhattan, pretty far to the west of Central Park, would fit my guy better than anything else. I appreciate y'all's prompt assistance!
Tags: 1940-1949, 1950-1959, usa: new york: new york city

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