Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hudson Heights, Bennett Avenue at 192nd Street

Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

I haven't had map talk for a while, but now it's time. 192nd Street is just too ridiculous to ignore. I hope you all have Manhattan street maps because the link below is not adequate to this discussion; it doesn't bother to number the streets past 189th. But if that's all you have, you can at least get an idea of the leap the street takes.

192nd runs west from Audubon Avenue stopping abruptly at Wadsworth Avenue, a mere two blocks long. IF 192nd continued, it would cross Wadsworth Terrace, Fairview Avenue, Broadway Terrace and finally Broadway. But it doesn't. Nevertheless, three blocks up from where it would cross Broadway IF it continued, there is a half block street which ends abruptly at Bennett Avenue and it is named 192nd Street.

You just have to wonder who was in charge of naming streets.

And wait till I get to 193rd.

This photograph is looking at the west side of Bennett Avenue from 192nd Street. Here are a couple of photographs from last September from a different perspective.

See map.

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