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While looking at the answer given to the question: "I live on 7th Street and 8th avenue. What does it mean? How can you live on two streets?"

I read:

“34th and Vine” will pin things down for anyone who knows the city and wants to know what neighborhood you live in, or how to get there and how long it will take.'

No I wonder what “and Vine” stands for? I cannot find it on any NYC plan. Can anyone tell me?

  • Where did you get the reference "34th and Vine" from? Do you know the lyrics of the song "Love potion no 9"? 34th and Vine is in there. I read somewhere that the reference was purely fictional. So don't let that confuse you. – Sybille Peters Aug 30 '18 at 14:10
  • The naming system is not limited to New York, but can be used for any city with a grid street pattern, which includes most major cities in the United States. In some city, if there is a road named 34th Blvd. and a road named Vine Ave. which intersect, you can tell people you live at 34th and Vine to say you live near that intersection. – choster Aug 30 '18 at 16:48
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I live on 7th Street and 8th avenue. What does it mean? How can you live on two streets?

It means close to the corner of those streets (streets and avenues usually cross).

There's Wine:34 restaurant along 34th Street, not sure if it's related to 'Vine'.

  • This system makes sense when a city is built on a grid plan with long streets, as many cities in the US are. – John Feltz Aug 30 '18 at 17:46

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