This is the counterpoint to my walk across the US. Instead of seeing a million places for just a minute each, I'm going to spend a million minutes exploring just one place. By the time I finish walking every block of every street in all five boroughs, I'll have traveled more than 8,000 miles on foot — all within a single city. Details!
Your donations allow me to keep walking full-time. If you think what I'm doing is valuable and you'd like to offer some support, I would be very grateful. On the other hand, if you think I'm a worthless bum, feel free to email me and tell me to get a job, bozo. Both are excellent options!
could you, without much difficulty, explain the building numbering system? 90-38???
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.
Thank you! And you’re right; it does make sense, once you understand what it is about.