Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Google maps gets it wrong

Okay, here's the correct map from Google that I wanted to call into question. Have any of you heard of University Gardens?
And when was it called Willow Street? Because now it's 247th Street... I even checked Queens Street Names and there is no 20th century record of a Willow Street in this area.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I've learned through experience that Google Maps, though usually reliable, can be totally wrong just when you need it most, especially when it comes to pinpointing a street address.

Michael said...

it also didn't know about Glendale queens until recently

Kurt said...

I don't use Google maps anymore to locate places because they have been wrong so many times.

Iroquois Pliskin said...

Google maps also used to list locations by specific neighborhood. Now all of a sudden every part of Queens is "New York, NY".

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure University Gardens is in Nassau County. Looks like they should have moved that place name a little further east. Not sure about Willow Street - maybe that's Nassau County, as well?

Anonymous said...

Yes, University Gardens should be the area north of Northern Blvd in Nassau County. I think it's an exclusive area next to Great Neck.

Anonymous said...

The only Willow street in Queens that I know of is now called 18th Street and is located in Astoria, Queens.