National Geographic : 1990 Sep
From Battery Park, in southernmost Manhattan, Broadway begins its run north through a gantlet of towers in New York's finan cial district. From here to Harlem the street passes some of the world's most expensive real estate. Through the years Broadway has led the way as groundbreaker for north ward growth. Veering on the bias across New York's orderly grid of streets, Broadway will not be typecast, reflecting the vital, contrary spirit that defines this great city.