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Old 02-07-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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As we all know, the vast majority of numbered streets in the city are side streets that are purely residential. Heres a list of some of the streets in Queens that are pretty important.

21 Street in LIC and Astoria
31 street in Astoria
65 Place in Maspeth and Woodside
69 street in Maspeth, Middle Village, and Woodside
80 Street in Glendale and Middle Village
88 street in Glendale
108 Street in Forest Hills and Corona
111 street in Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park
127 street in College Point
130 Street in S Ozone Park
150 Street in S Jamaica
164 street in Kew Gardens Hills and Flushing
188 street in Fresh Meadows
225 Street in Rosedale
Beach 116 street in Rockaway Park
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9th street in Brooklyn is wider and commercial in parts. So is 86th down in Bay Ridge.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:00 PM
 
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For that matter, 65th Street & 39th Street are important enough to be exits on the BQE. (65th Street is pretty wide, though 39th is narrow and mostly residential).

I don't really see the point of this thread, though. I mean, most of us know the ones in Manhattan (14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, 125th, 207th, etc), and The Bronx (138th, 149th, 161st/163rd, 167th, 170th, etc).

Generally, as a rule, you can look at which numbered streets have a bus line. Of course, you have some streets where the bus line follows a one-way pair (for instance, the B11 on 49th/50th Streets in Borough Park), but generally they try to route buses down the widest and most commercial streets in a neighborhood.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:58 AM
 
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39th st Sunnyside
58th st Woodside/Maspeth
99th st Rego Park/Corona

I saw a pretty cool map the other day at Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg of NYC in 1907 before Queens went on the numbering system when it was much more like Brooklyn today in which streets were named after peoples last names. It only showed the area west of the Van Wyck for Queens. East of that was probably all still farm land. No Laguardia, no Juniper Valley Park, no highways splitting up neighborhoods, etc...

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:33 AM
 
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I think 71st Avenue/Continental in Forest Hills and 63rd Drive/63rd Road in Rego Park are important as they have major commerical areas along them as well as the area libraries and they are through streets as the LIRR tracks cross above them on bridges.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:37 AM
 
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I think 71st Avenue/Continental in Forest Hills and 63rd Drive/63rd Road in Rego Park are important as they have major commerical areas along them as well as the area libraries and they are through streets as the LIRR tracks cross above them on bridges.
But I think drives would be associated with avenues like how places are associated with streets.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:22 AM
 
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But I think drives would be associated with avenues like how places are associated with streets.
I am not sure what you mean but as far I know streets and avenues intersect with each other whereas avenues and drives are parallel to one another usually.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:41 AM
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Avenues and Drives parallel to each other:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=queen...+York&t=m&z=15
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:01 PM
 
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I live on 69th street in MV, and in MV it's actually a very quiet residential street. It becomes major as you cross over into Maspeth
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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I guess if we throw avenues into the mix for Queens.

20 Avenue in College Point
30 Avenue in Astoria
101 Avenue in Ozone Park and Richmond Hill
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