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Re: Grand Central Parkway & Long Island Expressway

Posted by K. Trout on Sun Feb 10 18:07:24 2019, in response to Re: Grand Central Parkway & Long Island Expressway, posted by randyo on Sun Feb 10 14:21:30 2019.

Format of Queens Streets:

Streets typically run north-south beginning at the western border of the borough. Avenues run east-west beginning at the northern border. Therefore, the theoretical intersection of 1st Street and 1st Avenue is at the extreme northwestern part of Queens.

The Streets are laid out in an approximately linear fashion. They begin at 1st Street and increase numerically towards the eastern border. They currently go as high as 271st Street. When the blocks are small or are added after the initial layout and assignment, additional names appear. After Street would come Place followed, if required, by Lane. This is why only some numbers have the additional designation of Place or Lane. For example, if two streets were to be added between 21st Street and 22nd Street, the order would become 21st Street, 21st Place, 21st Lane and then 22nd Street.

Similarly, the Avenues go to the southern border and go as high as 167th Avenue. When the blocks are small or are added after the initial layout and assignment, additional names appear. These are assigned, in order, Road, Drive, then Terrace. This is why only some numbers have the additional designations of Road, Drive or Terrace. As an example, if three streets were to be added between 21st Avenue and 22nd Avenue, the sequence would become 21st Avenue, 21st Road, 21st Drive, 21st Terrace, and then 22nd Avenue.


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