Day 430

The easternmost point in New York City!

March 4th, 2013

is just a bit behind where I'm standing on Hillside Avenue; this is the only sign marking the border.


  1. Angie says:

    Man, you’re making me so homesick, I was just in that Walgreens 3 weeks ago…but anyway this is actually not the easternmost point of Queens. The easternmost point is about a mile north at Union Turnpike and 271st Street :)

    • Matt Green says:

      I’ve heard that before about 271st. If you look at a map, however, you can see that this point is definitely farther east. People probably make that assumption because 271 is the highest street number.

  2. JB says:

    Union Tpke and Langdale St is the eastern most point in Queens and in the city itself. Consult a map and you’ll see. This is a non debatable fact.

    • Matt Green says:

      I certainly have consulted a map. Langdale Street is angled slightly to the east as it runs south, meaning that Langdale and Hillside is a few hundred feet farther east than Langdale and Union. The city boundary, by the way, does not run along Langdale, but parallels it about 100 feet east.

    • Zach says:

      Actually Union Turpike & Hillside Avenue is situated slightly further east

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