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This major east-west route connects the downtown area to locations east and north of the city. This avenue is also US Route 50. Gallaudet University is on New York Avenue. This is a federally chartered university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.
Located in this area is the Smithsonian Institution. Administered by the United States government, this is a group of nineteen museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoological Park. There are many executive suites in and around New York Avenue. The National Arboretum and Gallaudet University are also located on New York Avenue. The arboretum is a living museum where the trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants scientifically studied.
Entertainment And Dining Out
For things to see in the surrounding area, The Corcoran Gallery of Art offers an art museum focused mainly on American art. The collection has works by Rembrandt Peale, Edgar Degas, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell and a long list of others. The first floor of the museum offers modern and early American art and the second floor offers contemporary art. Dining options near New York Avenue include The Lafayette. This restaurant overlooks the White House and Lafayette Square. The Lafayette serves contemporary American cuisine.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is an international and domestic airport located 4 miles from the center of Washington DC. Washington Dulles International Airport offers international and domestic flights from Dulles, Virginia and is 26 miles from the city. The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport also offers international and domestic flights from Baltimore, Maryland and is 33 miles from DC. New York Avenue is well connected by the Washington Metro rail system. The northwest section of the avenue is linked by the blue or orange line at McPherson Square Station or the green or yellow line at Mt Vernon Square 7th St-Convention Center Station. The northeast section of New York Avenue is accessed via NoMa-Gallaudet Station on the red Metro line which also stops at Union Station and Dupont Circle Station. New York Avenue is easily accessed via the Metrobus route P6, which runs between Rhode Island Avenue Station and Anacostia Station. The Avenue starts at the intersection with 15th Street NW and connects with John Hanson Highway at the northeastern end.