A Quick Review

vicnytn3[1] It has been a while since my last post, so I thought it might be a good idea to review some of the tips for traversing mid-town Manhattan before we move on. Here are a few questions which should be easy to answer – the answers can be found at the end of this post. Just as a point of reference, you will recall that the island of Manhattan generally runs in a North –   South direction.

Question 1 – The Avenues in Manhattan (Let’s refer to Manhattan as NYC for brevity) run in what direction:
A. North – South
B. East – West

Question 2 – The streets in NYC run in what direction:
A. North – South
B. East – West

Question 3 – The Dividing line between East and West is formed by what avenue:
A. Park Avenue
B. Lexington Avenue
C. 5th Avenue

Question 4 – If you are walking on 3rd avenue and you pass 43rd street, 44th street, and then 45th street, in what direction would you be walking:
A. North
B. West
C. East
D. South

Question 5 – If you are walking on 43rd street and you pass 5th avenue and then 6th avenue, in what direction would you be walking:
A. North
B. West
C. East
D. South

Question 6 – If you are walking on 5th Avenue and just passed 43rd Street and then 44th Street, would you turn left or right when you come to 45th Street to find the address 18 West 45th Street?

A. Left
B. Right

Question 7 – If you were standing on the far side of East 45th street, the first avenue you would cross as you walked in a Westerly direction is 1st avenue, then 2nd avenue and then 3rd avenue. But remember that not all avenues are numerical – three of them in midtown have names, rather than numbers. After crossing 3rd avenue, what are the next three named avenues? — HINT: Remember the memory pegs I gave you – Let’s Park in Midtown – LPM.

Question 8 – The island of Manhattan is bounded by two rivers. If you are facing North, what is the name of the river to your left – and what is the name of the river to your right?
A. East River              A. East River
B. Harlem River        B. Harlem River
C. Hudson River       C. Hudson River

 

 

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Question 1 – A.
All of the avenues in NYC run in a North – South direction.
Question 2 – B. All of the streets in NYC run in an East – West direction.
Question 3 – C. 5th avenue is the dividing line between East and West addresses.
Question 4 – A. The streets are higher as you walk North in NYC.
Question 5 – B. West. The lowest numbered avenues start on the East side and increase as you walk West.
Question 6 – A. You would turn left. Remember that 5th avenue is the dividing line between East and West – So when the numbers of the cross streets are higher as you walk along 5th avenue, you know that you are walking North.  An address that indicates West 45th street would require you to turn Left.  If you turned Right, all of the addresses would be East 45th street.
Question 7 – Starting from the far Eastern side of NYC, as you walk West you would cross 1st, 2nd and 3rd avenues – and then LPM – Lexington avenue, Park avenue and Madison avenues. Please note that the next avenue you will cross after Madison avenue is not 4th avenue or even 7th avenue, but rather 5th avenue. After you cross 5th avenue, the avenues progress in an orderly manner – 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and then 12th avenues.
Question 8 – C. The Hudson river on your left separates NYC from New Jersey – and A. –  the East river would be on your right.

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