Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Silly Site o' the Day

For those people just dying to prove how New York-centric we New Yorkers are, via BoingBoing here's ExtendNY, an interactive map that extends Manhattan's grid pattern worldwide. Apparently Robin's old haunts are somewhere around the intersection of 11,278th Avenue and 63,612 Street. And as Robin observes, when walking the world it's the avenues that really kill you. Interestingly, if we were to go strictly by the grid our cross-street would be named 280th, which is about 20 streets off from reality. Although it's essentially correct about Broadway, which runs through our neighborhood, being more the equivalent of 10th Avenue up these parts.