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Broadway Alley, NYC

Posted by ElliottPlack on 21 December 2015 in English (English). Last updated on 11 January 2016.

A relative of mine recently moved to the Rose Hill neighborhood of New York City, NY. As any mapper would, I was looking around the neighborhood on OpenStreetMap and found a missing street!

sign Broadway Alley_0575 by Lindsey Anderson on Flickr

Broadway Alley piqued my interested because it is notably the only unpaved road left in New York City, and because it is an alley in a city with very few alleys.

dirt road broadway_alley by Callumb on Flickr

The alley remains a named street because it has a single address, 8 Broadway Alley, as evidenced by the NYC building and address import. The alley is also gated on each side, as it is a private road. Suffice to say, I added it to the map, have a look.

Update 11 Jan 2016: My friend took ten photos of the alley and shared them. Check out the gallery on Dropbox

Location: Kips Bay, Manhattan, New York County, New York, 10016, United States

Comment from ElliottPlack on 21 December 2015 at 22:59

Thanks Ian.

I found that by doing a OSM Turbo query, there are indeed very few alleys in the Manhattan borough.


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