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November 14, 2011 8:22 PM   Subscribe

Harold Cooper’s Extend New York takes New York City to extremes, by extrapolating every street and avenue of the Manhattan grid to whole planet. What subway line stops at your front door, wherever you are? Why do all Avenues terminate in Shaytankuduk?
posted by migurski (19 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Surprisingly, it's off by a block already by the time you get to Central Park.

Also, I was hoping he'd extend Alphabet City east. Avenue XXX anyone?
posted by goingonit at 8:30 PM on November 14, 2011


Well, if New Yorkers are going to be insufferably self-obsessed assholes, at least they can acknowledge that the rest of the world exists.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:34 PM on November 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


Aw, you care!
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 8:36 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aw, you care!

Well, sort of, anyway.
posted by Tomorrowful at 8:38 PM on November 14, 2011


Shaytankuduk may be the spiritual and cultural opposite of New York City. I'd like to take a handful of Uzbekistani dust and sprinkle it on 5th avenue just to see what happens.
posted by bestfreesurgery at 8:41 PM on November 14, 2011


Occupy 12,000th Street?
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:44 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


We've finally found the East Pole! Now where's the West Pole?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:06 PM on November 14, 2011


There is a free transfer between the Bedford Ave stop In Brooklyn and the Mission St stop in SF.

also between Westminster stop and 8 Ave
posted by The Whelk at 9:15 PM on November 14, 2011


Christ, what an asshole.
posted by bbuda at 10:18 PM on November 14, 2011


Well, if New Yorkers are going to be insufferably self-obsessed assholes, at least they can acknowledge that the rest of the world exists.

I've lived in exactly two places: Texas and New York City. I can guarantee you there are at least two centers to the universe.
posted by chasing at 11:22 PM on November 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I always liked how surrey, bc and other cities in the area (Langley, point Roberts, etc) number their avenues from the US border, which would be 0 avenue.

I'm not sure where 0 street is, though. Maybe the western border off the coast?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:46 AM on November 15, 2011


Actually that makes no sense.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:49 AM on November 15, 2011


I'm delighted to find I still live on the Upper East Side, albeit on East 500th Avenue and 4000th Street or something.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:08 AM on November 15, 2011


Uzbekistan: The REAL center of New York.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:33 AM on November 15, 2011


....I only see a map of the world. What am I meant to see? (am I supposed to click something that shows me the streets?....)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:57 AM on November 15, 2011


On a practical level, I have a much deeper understanding of distances in terms of blocks than in any other form of linear measurement. Which makes this map pretty interesting.

Now I know how long it will take to walk directly to Korea, and exactly how tired I'll be when I get there.
posted by evidenceofabsence at 7:07 AM on November 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


The avenues run due north right around the Nevada/Colorado border.
posted by bendybendy at 7:27 AM on November 15, 2011


The other center is in the South Pacific, at about where R'Iyeh should be.
posted by bestfreesurgery at 10:04 AM on November 15, 2011


Shaytankuduk translated literally means "Satan's well" (Shaytan = devil\satan, kuduk = well).
posted by usertm at 2:31 PM on November 16, 2011


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