New York, New York

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The New York City graticule is at latitude 40, longitude -73. It includes most of New York City (minus Staten Island, the west tip of Brooklyn, the West Village & Chelsea and downtown Manhattan) and a whole hell of a lot of Long Island. That means about 10 million potential geohashers in this graticule. Sigh, if only our graticule were not mostly sea water... On the bright side, non-preppies can now visit the Greenwich, CT islands in this graticule via Metro North and ferry.

Today's Location: [New York, NY]

There is a facebook group for New York, NY geohashers.

Local Geohashers

  • Sputnik has been in Manhattan since August 2014 but did not manage to make any expeditions until July 2016. Is limited to areas reachable by the MTA, so cannot hash as often as I'd like.
  • Jevanyn is in the city once or twice a year, and may try to join a Saturday meetup.
  • Sempaispellcheck does not have a car and is very busy, but will try to geohash whenever possible.
  • Elipongo can bicycle, walk, take transit, or even his ambulance at work to geohashes; except for on Saturdays because of Shabbos.

Inactive Geohashers

Recent Expeditions

For all expeditions in this graticule, see New York, New York/Expeditions.
Arrow2.png 2018-07-26 - Fippe - located on the median strip of the Rockaway Freeway in New York.
Arrow2.png 2017-06-23 - OtherJack - Nearly under the Brooklyn Bridge, on a street in Brooklyn Heights.
Arrow2.png 2017-06-07 - Sputnik, OtherJack - Just outside the Manhattan School of Music in Morningside Heights.
Arrow2.png 2017-05-21 - Sputnik - Prospect Park
Arrow2.png 2016-12-01 - OtherJack - A residential sidewalk in Schuylerville, eastern Bronx
Arrow2.png 2016-08-09 - Elipongo - By a house in Pelham Gardens in the Bronx
Arrow2.png 2016-08-08 - Elipongo, Crox, TT, Elisa, OtherJack, Sputnik - Central Park Lake, Manhattan, New York City
Arrow2.png 2016-07-02 - OtherJack, Sputnik - Inwood Hill Park, upper Manhattan, "in" the "woods" (hee hee)
Arrow2.png 2016-06-04 - OtherJack - On the beach, Coney Island! Just at the water's edge
Arrow2.png 2016-05-16 - Elipongo, OtherJack - In the back yard of a small apartment building in Wakefield, North Bronx
Arrow2.png 2016-04-06 - OtherJack - On a lawn in the heart of St. John's University, Queens
Arrow2.png 2016-03-20 - OtherJack - By a modest residential sidewalk in Inwood, Long Island
Arrow2.png 2016-03-15 - Jevanyn, OtherJack - In Central Park! But about 8m behind a fence
Arrow4.png 2016-02-26 - OtherJack - Deep inside the Eisenstadt Administration Building, Maimonides Medical Cent...
Arrow4.png 2015-10-28 - - McCarron Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
Arrow2.png 2015-09-20 - OtherJack - Aboard a moving train in the Bronx
Arrow2.png 2015-08-22 - OtherJack - Sidewalk in South Valley Stream (just into Long Island from Queens)
Arrow2.png 2015-08-13 - OtherJack, Elipongo - In the street in a very busy intersection in Flushing, Queens
Arrow2.png 2015-07-11 - OtherJack, matteo, otherjack's friend - Back entrance of a small apartment building in Douglaston, Queens
Arrow2.png 2015-06-20 - Elipongo, OtherJack - By 367 E 154th St in the South Bronx, not too far from the Hub.
Arrow2.png 2015-04-16 - OtherJack - About a meter east of the Metro-North railroad tracks in Mt. Vernon.
Arrow4.png 2015-03-31 - Jevanyn - If anyone in the Newark graticule is working on the Minesweeper achievement...
Arrow2.png 2015-03-01 - OtherJack - A steep hillside in Hastings-on-Hudson, in deep snow.
Arrow2.png 2015-02-08 - OtherJack, sempaispellcheck, Elipongo - In front of a small apartment building in Astoria (or Woodside?), Queens.
Arrow4.png 2014-12-17 - - Garrison Beach, Sandy Hook, NJ.

Retro Expeditions


Brandon earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (40, -73) graticule, here, on 2009-02-26.


This seems to be one instance where the incredibly cool XKCD geohashing scheme fails. Many New Yorkers located in the city do not have cars due to the availability of public transportation and the lack of space to park said car. Because of this, people are disinclined to take the train out to Long Island.

  • This could be solved by congregating at or near the closest train (LIRR, MTA, Metro North) station when hashes occur in generally unreachable locations.
  • Another possible solution would be to use a Half-graticule algorithm to increase the chances of land-based geohashes.
  • A solution for geohashpoints in the ocean could be to determine the nearest coast-point from a geohashed point. Ryelle wrote a script called CoastSeeker back in the day, but it is no longer working.