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Homes for Sale on Famous U.S. Streets

By Catherine Sherman - 2013-05-08T16:33:11Z

Photograph via Zillow

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Park Avenue

Walking down Park Avenue feels like you’re in a park with a median filled with flowers year-round. But the name wasn’t always so fitting. Originally known as Fourth Avenue, the street carried the tracks of the New York and Harlem Railroad. When Grand Central opened in the 1870s, the railroad was rerouted underground and the newly named Park Avenue extended to the Harlem River. Today, the street is highly sought after by New York’s wealthiest, housing one of the world’s richest apartment buildings at 740 Park Ave. It’s also known for its skyscrapers such as the MetLife Building — formerly called the Pan Am Building — where several movies have been filmed including “Godzilla” and “Catch Me If You Can.”

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