The main corridor of the cell house at Alcatraz federal penitentiary was named "Broadway" by the inmates, and the cells along this passageway were considered the least desirable in the prison. The cells on the bottom tier were colder because they stood against the long slick run of cement, and they were also the least private, as inmates, guards, and other prison personnel frequented this corridor. The newer were generally assigned to the second tier of B Block, and were placed in quarantine status for the first three months of their term on The Rock.
The steeley grey tones of this cell block add to the mystique of Alcatraz as one walks these haunted halls. At the end of the long hallway there is a clock hanging over a sign entitled "Times Square"...... memories of a place these men would, likely, never see again.