Steinway

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Steinway, as viewed to the southeast from the Concord Ave-Franklin St intersection.

Steinway is a large neighborhood located in the northwestern part of Dukes. It is bordered on the north by Dukes Bay; to the west by Franklin Street (the Humboldt River); to the south by the East Borough Bridge, Harrison Street, and Morris Street and to the southeast by Yorktown Avenue (East Island City); and to the east by Dukes Boulevard, Hewes Street, and the Dukes Bay Bridge (Meadows Park).

As an added note, the word "Stein" is German for "Stone", so literally Steinway is German for Stoneway.

Character

Steinway is a heavily urbanized area with copious amount of parkland. Steinway Park takes up the entire western portion of the neighborhood (from Concord Avenue to Franklin Street/the Humboldt River). Steinway Park is linked to Dukes Park in East Island City through the Humboldt River promenade; this path tunnels underneath East Island City. All of the land north of Dukes Drive is also reserved as greenspace known as Gantry Park, and a cemetery. Central Steinway is home to a slew of houses, complete with their own garages and small back gardens, as well as a few apartment buildings, and the Steinway Beer Garden. Finally, the only projects in Dukes, can be found in the eastern area of the neighborhood. The area is heavily influenced by Irish architecture; With most of the homes in Steinway resemble , middle-class terraced homes found in the real world cities such as Belfast, Northern Ireland. Steinway is the territory of the Irish-American Killers, which walk around at night armed with guns and fight, if they are attacked.

Points of interest

  • The Steinway Beer Garden can be found within the neighborhood, near the intersection of Morris Street and Ticonderaga Avenue.
  • Steinway Park is located between Concord Ave and Franklin St in the neighbourhood.
  • Gantry Park is located on Dukes Drive in northern Steinway.

Influence

Steinway draws heavily from the northwestern neighborhoods of Queens, New York, such as Astoria and Long Island City. The Steinway Projects are almost undoubtedly a virtual representation of the Queensbridge Project in Long Island City, while Steinway Park and Gantry Park are replications of Astoria Park and Gantry Plaza State Park, respectively. The name of the neighborhood bear similarities to several locations bearing the name in Astoria, including Steinway Village (an incorporated village of Queens), Steinway Street, and the Steinway Piano Company, which was founded and manufactured in Astoria.

Transport

The Liberty City Subway has a stop at the intersection of Dukes Boulevard and Morris Street (at the border with East Island City); however, it is closed for maintenance, so it is not in service. The closest in-service LTA station is Huntington Street, in Cerveza Heights.

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