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Table of Contents

- How long is a street in NYC?
- How many miles of street are in Manhattan?
- What is the longest street in New York City and how long is it?
- What is the shortest street in NYC?
- Can you walk the length of Manhattan?
- How long does it take to walk every street in Manhattan?
- What is the widest street in Manhattan?
- What is the shortest street in Brooklyn?
- How long are blocks in Manhattan?
- How big are the streets in New York City?
- How many miles is the length of Manhattan?
- Which is the longest numbered Street in Manhattan?
- How many blocks per mile in New York City?

In general, one long block between the avenues equals three short blocks, but the distance varies, with some avenues as far apart as 920 feet. John Tauranac, in the “Manhattan Block by Block” street atlas, gives the average distance between avenues as 750 feet, or about seven avenues to a mile.

New York City has approximately 8,000 miles of streets, so it’s hard to imagine that 75 or even 100 miles of street closures will mean that most New Yorkers are walking distance from a newly pedestrianized road.

Broadway begins at the southern tip of Manhattan and reaches 150 miles all the way to Albany. It is the longest street in the world. New York City first acquired the land in 1855.

Edgar Street

1. Edgar Street. Coming in at just 63 feet long, Edgar Street at Trinity Place is the shortest street in the city, according to data from PropertyShark (though Michelle and James Nevius, authors of Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City, claim that Edgar Street is a few feet longer than Mill Lane).

If you want to get crazy, I was toying with the idea of walking the length of Manhattan. I’ve done it before, 13 miles, tough but doable.” And just like that, the Big Walk was on. There are any number of routes to trek the the whole island, but only one runs continuously the entire length: Broadway.

Any way we come at this problem, it looks like the answer is “yes”—you can walk down all the streets in New York City. And, indeed, it turns out there are 6,074 miles of road in NYC, which would take a total of a little over 100 days of walking.

South of 14th, the grid continues in the East Village almost perfectly, but not so in Greenwich Village, where an older and less uniform grid plan applies….14th Street (Manhattan)

Length | 2.0 mi (3.2 km) |

Location | Manhattan, New York City |

Postal code | 10014, 10011, 10003, 10009 |

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Brooklyn’s Shortest Street is located and actually basically stops at the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, in Brooklyn Heights. It runs between Vine Street and Doughty Street near an auto repair place and residential building.

The standard block in Manhattan is about 264 by 900 feet (80 m × 274 m). In Chicago, a typical city block is 330 by 660 feet (100 m × 200 m), meaning that 16 east-west blocks or 8 north-south blocks measure one mile, which has been adopted by other US cities.

The basic Manhattan street grid is 200′ North/South and 600′ East/West. Over time, a few additional avenues were inserted in a few places (such as Madison, between Fifth and Park Avenue (né Fourth) and Lexington (between Park and Third). In those cases, the block length is ~300′.

Manhattan is 13.4 miles long. Its widest point is 2.3 miles, and its narrowest point is 0.8 mile. Manhattan covers a total area of 23.7 square miles….

14th Street is a main numbered street in Manhattan. It begins at Avenue C and ends at West Street. Its length is 3.4 km (2.1 mi). It has six subway stations: From Avenue A or Avenue C to West Street there is service M14A/D bus. Wikimedia Commons has media related to 15th Street (Manhattan). Traffic on 15th Street moves from east to west.

The average length of a north-south block in Manhattan runs approximately 264 feet, which means there are about 20 blocks per mile. But what about the lengths of the blocks between avenues? Not so reliable. Generally speaking, the distance between avenues is roughly 750 feet, which means about seven east-west blocks per mile.