#### grumpy grizzly

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Further north in the Bronx, Jerome Avenue divides east and west.

The numbered avenues begin on the east side of Manhattan and get higher as you go west. I think except for the Edgewater neighborhood, 3 Avenue is the only numbered avenue in the Bronx.

In Queens, generally starting in the northwest part, the Avenues, Drives, and Roads run east and west and get higher as you go south.

The Streets, Lanes, and Places run north and south and get higher as you go east.

Much of Brooklyn and a part of Staten Island have numbered streets, but your best bet is to use Google Maps or some other navigational reference there and in all the boroughs.

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Didn’t know that about queens!

Further north in the Bronx, Jerome Avenue divides east and west.

The numbered avenues begin on the east side of Manhattan and get higher as you go west. I think except for the Edgewater neighborhood, 3 Avenue is the only numbered avenue in the Bronx.

In Queens, generally starting in the northwest part, the Avenues, Drives, and Roads run east and west and get higher as you go south.

The Streets, Lanes, and Places run north and south and get higher as you go east.

Much of Brooklyn and a part of Staten Island have numbered streets, but your best bet is to use Google Maps or some other navigational reference there and in all the boroughs.

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Example: The general rule in Manhattan is that streets run east-west, and avenues run north-south. But Lafayette Street, Centre Street, Wooster Street and others are north-south. These three along with others are in lower Manhattan, where the streets are holdovers from the Nieuw Amsterdam of the 17th century (i.e. cow paths). The dividing line between east and west streets is 5th Avenue . . . except where it's not. South of Washington Square (where 5th Ave. begins), the dividing line between east and west streets is either Bowery or Broadway . . . again, except where it's not. Confused? Join the club. But Manhattan can't hold a candle to Queens:

In Queens, you'll find a lot of numbers in many addresses, for example 101-50 98th Street, Jamaica. The 101 means it's between 101st Ave. and 103d Ave. (in that part of Queens, there is no 102d Ave.). The 50 is the house number, and logically enough, it's on 98th Street. You don't want to know about the "Lanes and Places" other than (in my opinion) they were named that for the sole purpose of confusing everyone. Suffice it to say that if the address is 101-50 169th Place, its approximately one block from 101050 169th Street. Then there are the numbered "Roads", the named streets and avenues, and assorted other ways to make it difficult to figure out where you're supposed to be going.

I've tried to make this a tongue in cheek reply to you . . . but I agree 100% with t123ken . . . use Google maps.

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And with this scheme, you would know the nearest cross street, the odd/even side, and how many buildings from the corner (or a corner building) it was.QNS is the Boro that has a dash between the numbers such as 87-27 etc.

The towns named reflected that Queens was made up of 50-odd small villages originally.

Manhattan street addresses follow an algorithm that allows anyone with rudimentary math skills and the following charts to find the nearest cross street for a house number on an avenue.

Take the number of the street address, drop the last digit, divide by two (essentially dividing the address by 20 but accounting for odd numbers), and add or subtract the number in the chart. For example, 945 Madison Avenue (Whitney Museum of American Art, by the way) would yield the following equation:

945 / 2 = 47 + 27 (from the chart below) = 74th Street.

*The entrance is actually closer to 75th Street, but the museum takes up the whole block so it is just as close to 74th Street.

Avenues A, B, C, D: add 3

1st Avenue: add 3

2nd Avenue: add 3

3rd Avenue: add 10

4th Avenue: add 8

5th Avenue

63 - 108: add 11

109 - 200: add 13

201 - 400: add 16

401 - 600: add 18

601 - 775: add 20

776 - 1286: divide by 10 (instead of 20), subtract 18

1287-1500: add 45

1501 - 2000: add 24

Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue): subtract 12

7th Avenue

1 - 1800: add 12

1801 and up: add 20

8th Avenue: add 9

9th Avenue: add 13

10th Avenue: add 14

11th Avenue: add 15

Amsterdam Avenue: add 59

Audubon Avenue: add 165

Broadway

1-754: unnumbered streets, south of 8th Street

756 - 846: subtract 29

847 - 953: subtract 25

above 953: subtract 31

Central Park West: divide by 10 (not 20), add 60

Columbus Avenue: add 60

Lenox Avenue: add 110

Lexington Avenue: add 22

Madison Avenue: add 27

Manhattan Avenue: add 100

Park Avenue: add 35

Park Avenue South: add 8

Pleasant Avenue: add 101

St. Nicholas Avenue: add 110

Riverside Drive

1 - 567: divide by 10 (not 20), add 72

above 567: divide by 10 (not 20), add 78

Wadsworth Avenue add 173

West End Avenue: add 60

York Avenue: add 4

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Are you using a least square method to determine a linear regression line?

Manhattan street addresses follow an algorithm that allows anyone with rudimentary math skills and the following charts to find the nearest cross street for a house number on an avenue.

Take the number of the street address, drop the last digit, divide by two (essentially dividing the address by 20 but accounting for odd numbers), and add or subtract the number in the chart. For example, 945 Madison Avenue (Whitney Museum of American Art, by the way) would yield the following equation:

945 / 2 = 47 + 27 (from the chart below) = 74th Street.

*The entrance is actually closer to 75th Street, but the museum takes up the whole block so it is just as close to 74th Street.

Avenues A, B, C, D: add 3

1st Avenue: add 3

2nd Avenue: add 3

3rd Avenue: add 10

4th Avenue: add 8

5th Avenue

63 - 108: add 11

109 - 200: add 13

201 - 400: add 16

401 - 600: add 18

601 - 775: add 20

776 - 1286: divide by 10 (instead of 20), subtract 18

1287-1500: add 45

1501 - 2000: add 24

Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue): subtract 12

7th Avenue

1 - 1800: add 12

1801 and up: add 20

8th Avenue: add 9

9th Avenue: add 13

10th Avenue: add 14

11th Avenue: add 15

Amsterdam Avenue: add 59

Audubon Avenue: add 165

Broadway

1-754: unnumbered streets, south of 8th Street

756 - 846: subtract 29

847 - 953: subtract 25

above 953: subtract 31

Central Park West: divide by 10 (not 20), add 60

Columbus Avenue: add 60

Lenox Avenue: add 110

Lexington Avenue: add 22

Madison Avenue: add 27

Manhattan Avenue: add 100

Park Avenue: add 35

Park Avenue South: add 8

Pleasant Avenue: add 101

St. Nicholas Avenue: add 110

Riverside Drive

1 - 567: divide by 10 (not 20), add 72

above 567: divide by 10 (not 20), add 78

Wadsworth Avenue add 173

West End Avenue: add 60

York Avenue: add 4

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They need to add this to proby school as a memory exercise. "Alright, proby, what's the number for Park Avenue South?"

Manhattan street addresses follow an algorithm that allows anyone with rudimentary math skills and the following charts to find the nearest cross street for a house number on an avenue.

Take the number of the street address, drop the last digit, divide by two (essentially dividing the address by 20 but accounting for odd numbers), and add or subtract the number in the chart. For example, 945 Madison Avenue (Whitney Museum of American Art, by the way) would yield the following equation:

945 / 2 = 47 + 27 (from the chart below) = 74th Street.

*The entrance is actually closer to 75th Street, but the museum takes up the whole block so it is just as close to 74th Street.

Avenues A, B, C, D: add 3

1st Avenue: add 3

2nd Avenue: add 3

3rd Avenue: add 10

4th Avenue: add 8

5th Avenue

63 - 108: add 11

109 - 200: add 13

201 - 400: add 16

401 - 600: add 18

601 - 775: add 20

776 - 1286: divide by 10 (instead of 20), subtract 18

1287-1500: add 45

1501 - 2000: add 24

Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue): subtract 12

7th Avenue

1 - 1800: add 12

1801 and up: add 20

8th Avenue: add 9

9th Avenue: add 13

10th Avenue: add 14

11th Avenue: add 15

Amsterdam Avenue: add 59

Audubon Avenue: add 165

Broadway

1-754: unnumbered streets, south of 8th Street

756 - 846: subtract 29

847 - 953: subtract 25

above 953: subtract 31

Central Park West: divide by 10 (not 20), add 60

Columbus Avenue: add 60

Lenox Avenue: add 110

Lexington Avenue: add 22

Madison Avenue: add 27

Manhattan Avenue: add 100

Park Avenue: add 35

Park Avenue South: add 8

Pleasant Avenue: add 101

St. Nicholas Avenue: add 110

Riverside Drive

1 - 567: divide by 10 (not 20), add 72

above 567: divide by 10 (not 20), add 78

Wadsworth Avenue add 173

West End Avenue: add 60

York Avenue: add 4

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I'll bet that's why Bob Dylan wrote "Positively 4th Street".

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Also Beach 38- Beach 51 Streets in Seagate

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Don't forget 7th Avenue, John.

I believe you're correct, except there is no South 7 Street.

I saw them on an old map. They were never built.