Muskogee on the Hudson

Okay, that’s not happening. However, I do remember this aside from a 2009 thread:

I’m thinking eventually it will all be on the Tulsa grid anyway; several years ago on Route 66, just outside of Bristow, I caught a sign for South 545th West Avenue.

Tulsa, schmulsa. What if it were on the New York City grid? ExtendNY.com calculates the correct Manhattan address, or at least the correct cross streets, for any spot on the globe.

I had no problem locating the palatial estate at Surlywood on 6,915th Avenue, though I wondered how they’d count the east-west streets, since they don’t exist in Manhattan anywhere south of Houston Street. To take care of this little problem, they simply declared South 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on, so there are no missing spots in the grid. You’ll find me on South 16,071st Street.

4 comments

  1. Tatyana »

    26 November 2011 · 5:31 am

    That is so cool! I found my late grandparents’ house in a city on Azov Sea; it is silly, but I feel closer connected.

    Of the streets to the south of Houston: of course there are east-west streets; it’s just they are not numbered but named.

  2. Ric Locke »

    26 November 2011 · 6:49 am

    Puts me at the corner of 6836th Ave. and South 19,XXX St.

    Perhaps I should open a convenience store.

    Regards,
    Ric

  3. McGehee »

    26 November 2011 · 8:08 am

    I checked out the result for Fairbanks. Hilarity ensued.

    Perth, Australia would be even better.

  4. Ric Locke »

    26 November 2011 · 9:39 am

    I think the real hilarity results from the other pole of the system being in in a part of Uzbekistan so remote that I still haven’t zoomed in far enough to see village names, if any. One is tempted to speculate upon property values in the vicinity of 66,000th avenue and 126,000th St.

    Regards,
    Ric

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