Saturday, January 7, 2012
Why Queens streets are numbered that way
From Fox 5:
Have you ever wondered why the streets in Queens are so wacky? You might see 60th Avenue, 60th Road, and 60th Drive all near one another. But then you may also see a jump from 49th Street to 70th Street.
So why is that?
The system is strange enough that motorists have reported getting lost even when using a GPS
As Fox 5's Ashley Mastronardi reports, Queens, which used to be mostly farmland, was once separate towns and villages, so their street grid systems weren't consistent and had to be merged.