Thursday, December 08, 2011

Embrace your parochialism, my fellow New Yorkers!

If you thought Saul Steinberg's View of the World from 9th Avenue …

… was not so much humorous as just plain sensible, then you're gonna love Harold Cooper's ExtendNY.com.

What's it all about? Here's a hint: Two of my favorite structures are at 4724th Avenue and S 9666th Street, and at E 12,928 Avenue and 63,975th Street.

(h/t: WCBS 880 | pic. source: Strange Maps)

6 comments:

Ocean said...

Wow, that is an interesting map!

Brendan said...

It is, isn't it? I still haven't sussed out how the lines curve yet, being as I am fairly unskilled at visualizing things in 3-D. Really cool to go over to Uzbekistan, where, apparently, all roads lead, and zoom in a little.

Wonder what would happen if they made E 78,418 Ave and 126,967 St the new origin. Would all roads then lead to NYC, do you think?

Ocean said...

"Wonder what would happen if they made E 78,418 Ave and 126,967 St the new origin. Would all roads then lead to NYC, do you think?"

Is that Uzbekistan? I guess Uzbekistan is on the same (opposite) meridian (Avenue) as NYC, and same latitude (street) in the Northern hemisphere. Other than that, I have no idea. If you had a city exactly there with a street grid oriented exactly as NYC's, then I guess you would have that result. No?

Brendan said...

Uhhhh ... sounds good to me!

Jinnet said...

Come visit us sometime, corner of 2,974th Ave. and S. 6,784th St. More or less.

Brendan said...

I didn't realize you lived that close to Wyoming!

;)

One time I fell asleep while riding in a car -- in the passenger seat, mind you -- and woke up and saw "Wyoming, next exit" flash overhead in a green and white blur. Made me wonder if I was recapitulating Rip Van Winkle. But no.

Who knew there were so many of those?

AND WHAT IF EACH ONE HAS ITS OWN CLONE OF DICK CHENEY?

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