Day 1217

Well Lucky Yu

April 30th, 2015


  1. Sandi says:

    could you, without much difficulty, explain the building numbering system? 90-38???

    • Matt Green says:

      It looks weird, but it’s actually pretty simple. Except in a few unusual areas, Queens addresses are constructed in a specific way and use a hyphenated format to clearly separate two distinct pieces of information they convey. In the case of the building above, 90-38 84th Street, the 90 tells you that it’s located between 90th and 91st Avenues, and the 38 is the building number between those cross streets.

      While we’re on the subject, I should mention that one of the great highlights of my walk so far was discovering a sign commemorating the first house number in Queens assigned under the current (century-old) system.

  2. Sandi says:

    Thank you! And you’re right; it does make sense, once you understand what it is about.

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