The Twenty-third Street Railway was a street railway in Manhattan, New York City, United States. It was originally operated as horse cars and later electric traction. Its trackage ran along 23rd Street between 13th Avenue at the Hudson River and the East River east of Avenue A, with a depot on the north side of 23rd Street between 13th and 11th Avenues.
... It leased the Bleecker Street and Fulton Ferry Railroad on January 10, 1876, and was leased to the Houston, West Street and Pavonia Ferry Railroad on April 25, 1893, which ... The Metropolitan Street Railway was leased by the Interurban Street Railway on April 1, 1902, which changed its name to the New York City Railway on February ... That company went bankrupt in 1908, and the Metropolitan Street Railway separated on July 31 ...
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