Located across from Central Park in the heart of Manhattan, this New York City landmark is named for Christopher Columbus. A majestic marble statue of the explorer rises from the middle of Columbus Circle, which is also home to the Time Warner Center.
Columbus Circle is located at the southwest corner of Central Park. It intersects Eighth Avenue, Broadway, Central Park South (59th Street) and Central Park West. All official distances from New York City are measured from this point. Columbus Circle is a centrally located spot within walking distance of many top New York City attractions, and it is a popular place for shopping, dining or just sitting on a bench and people-watching.