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Old 06-30-2020, 10:15 AM
 
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Delivery people screw up packages all he time going to road instead of avenue, etc

But Queens is pretty unique in this country in terms of mailing address. I think it's the only place where you would not put the county or city name on the envelope. You will never see "Queens, NY", only "<Neighborhood>, NY"
Yep. I don't know how SI is but the rest of the boroughs, Manhattan, The Bronx, B'klyn all have their names as part of the address. You'll never see Queens, NY although I've seen people put it down and as long as the rest of the address is correct (zip, street name), it gets delivered. I wouldn't test it though.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:20 AM
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it gets delivered. I wouldn't test it though.
I think it would always get delivered, the most important thing is zip code and what the post service looks at first. But you might get mail late because it ends up in the wrong borough because of a person sorting who gets confused
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:27 AM
 
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I know SI is always wanting to secede but I think Queens looks nothing like the other boroughs. Parts of it anyway resemble more like Long Island. I live right on the border so maybe my perspective is biased but really, some places of Queens don't feel like the city at all. Especially, if you're at a place where you're not close to any public transit & you're dependent on a car. But maybe you can say the same about other boroughs as well. Riverdale is Westchester to me.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:57 AM
 
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Yep. I don't know how SI is but the rest of the boroughs, Manhattan, The Bronx, B'klyn all have their names as part of the address. You'll never see Queens, NY although I've seen people put it down and as long as the rest of the address is correct (zip, street name), it gets delivered. I wouldn't test it though.

It is partially a Long Island thing to use the community name. You still see this in Nassau (which used to be part of Queens) and Suffolk. People don't put their county name or even their town names as part of their addresses, they put their local community, which usually matches the local zip code.

When Queens joined New York City, she was still divided into separate towns (townships); Jamaica, Newtown & Flushing, and Long Island City. To this day, the zip code in Queens gives you an idea of what town it used to be.

111xx first 3 numbers start with 111 --- part of the former city of Long Island City
example 11103 - Astoria

113xx first 3 numbers are 113 --- part of the former towns of Flushing or Newtown
example 11361 - Bayside

114xx first 3 numbers are 114 --- part of the former town of Jamaica
example 11418 - Richmond Hill

116xx first 3 numbers are 116 --- The Rockaways, used to be part of the town of Hempstead. Note most of the Town of Hempstead joined Nassau County and still exists.
example 11691 - Far Rockaway

I could be wrong but it looks like all Long Island zip codes begin with the numbers one/one or 11XXX. This includes Brooklyn with Brooklyn zip codes being 112XX. So Long Island zip codes run from 110XX to 119XX.

https://www.zip-codes.com/state/ny.asp
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:02 AM
 
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It is partially a Long Island thing to use the community name.

When Queens joined New York City, she was still divided into separate towns (townships); Jamaica, Newtown & Flushing, and Long Island City. To this day, the zip code in Queens gives you an idea of what town it used to be.
Oh, cool! Thanks for the info. I always wanted to know... Merci!
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:54 AM
 
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I know SI is always wanting to secede but I think Queens looks nothing like the other boroughs. Parts of it anyway resemble more like Long Island. I live right on the border so maybe my perspective is biased but really, some places of Queens don't feel like the city at all. Especially, if you're at a place where you're not close to any public transit & you're dependent on a car. But maybe you can say the same about other boroughs as well. Riverdale is Westchester to me.
Every borough is like that except Manhattan.

And Western/Central Queens are extremely urban, no way could you be in Flushing, Corona, Ridgewood, LIC, etc. and think that you're in the suburbs.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:00 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I know SI is always wanting to secede but I think Queens looks nothing like the other boroughs. Parts of it anyway resemble more like Long Island. I live right on the border so maybe my perspective is biased but really, some places of Queens don't feel like the city at all. Especially, if you're at a place where you're not close to any public transit & you're dependent on a car. But maybe you can say the same about other boroughs as well. Riverdale is Westchester to me.
Queens is such a large borough that there’s a lot of variation with different neighborhood and their histories, so it ends up a bit of a hodge-podge. That’s true of all the boroughs though I think the amount of diversity in the looks and buildout of neighborhoods per borough goes Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island with even Staten Island having significant variation. I think it just comes with the city being as old as it is and the buildouts of neighborhoods occurring over times of significant changes in building technology and practices.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:48 PM
 
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I know SI is always wanting to secede but I think Queens looks nothing like the other boroughs. Parts of it anyway resemble more like Long Island. I live right on the border so maybe my perspective is biased but really, some places of Queens don't feel like the city at all. Especially, if you're at a place where you're not close to any public transit & you're dependent on a car. But maybe you can say the same about other boroughs as well. Riverdale is Westchester to me.
Queens is on Long Island, prior to the establishment of NYC the towns of Queens was clearly reffered to colloquially as Flushing Long Island & not Flushing New York:



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Old 06-30-2020, 05:47 PM
 
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If you mail something with the correct house/building number and street name and Queens, NY and the zip code, it will get delivered correctly. It would probably get delivered correctly even without the zip code. You might have a problem if you just used a street address and Nassau County, NY because Nassau has some street addresses that are the same but in different towns. I don’t believe any street addresses are duplicated in Queens.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:48 PM
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Location: New York City
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I don’t believe any street addresses are duplicated in Queens.
I have seen duplicate number/street combinations in Queens
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