Wait what? Streets run north-south but they increase going north? To me, "running north-south" would mean that one street stretches from the north end of the city to the south end, and every subsequent street is parallel, thus the numbering would increase going east to west...(in other words, they look like this: |||... )Sevly wrote:(1) a street always runs north-south
(2) an avenue always runs east-west
(3) street numbers increase going north
(4) avenue numbers increase going west.
That said, in Manhattan, streets run east-west, or rather crosstown (i.e. from the East River to the Hudson River), and numbering increases as you go north. Avenues run north-south, or uptown-downtown, with the numbered avenues increasing from east to west (there are of course other streets and avenues that are not numbered, such as most of downtown Manhattan, as well as Broadway, Lexington Ave, Park Ave, etc. My favorite is Alphabet City, so named because they comprise Avenue A, Avenue B, Avenue C, and Avenue D)