New York, New York
|Newburgh||Danbury, Connecticut||Hartford, Connecticut|
|Newark, New Jersey||New York||Brookhaven|
|Atlantic City, New Jersey||39,-73||39,-72|
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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/19859510038
- 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.
- Brandon lived in the corner of Manhattan which falls in 40, -74 and had a few successful geohashing days in 2009.
- Captin Shmit went to one expedition in 2009.
- Joe went on one expedition in 2008.
- NCommander was last seen in 2012.
- No expeditions were done by Oleo, Barney, Patrick, Zach, Dan, Caroline, Andrew, Jessi, Andrew L, MattPeck, Harris, Marco, Shannon, HeadKase, phil_s_stein, Ryelle, Rob G, Mike, Moare, BlastOButter42, Defrancoj, Drake(aka Warior916)
For all expeditions in this graticule, see New York, New York/Expeditions.
2018-07-26 - Fippe - located on the median strip of the Rockaway Freeway in New York.
2017-06-23 - OtherJack - Nearly under the Brooklyn Bridge, on a street in Brooklyn Heights.
2017-06-07 - OtherJack, Sputnik - Just outside the Manhattan School of Music in Morningside Heights.
2017-05-21 - Sputnik - Prospect Park
2016-12-01 - OtherJack - A residential sidewalk in Schuylerville, eastern Bronx
2016-08-09 - Elipongo - By a house in Pelham Gardens in the Bronx
2016-08-08 - Crox, Elisa, Sputnik, TT, OtherJack, Elipongo - Central Park Lake, Manhattan, New York City
2016-07-02 - OtherJack, Sputnik - Inwood Hill Park, upper Manhattan, "in" the "woods" (hee hee)
2016-06-04 - OtherJack - On the beach, Coney Island! Just at the water's edge
2016-05-16 - OtherJack, Elipongo - In the back yard of a small apartment building in Wakefield, North Bronx
2016-04-06 - OtherJack - On a lawn in the heart of St. John's University, Queens
2016-03-20 - OtherJack - By a modest residential sidewalk in Inwood, Long Island
2016-03-15 - OtherJack, Jevanyn - In Central Park! But about 8m behind a fence
2016-02-26 - OtherJack - Deep inside the Eisenstadt Administration Building, Maimonides Medical Cent...
2015-10-28 - - McCarron Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
2015-09-20 - OtherJack - Aboard a moving train in the Bronx
2015-08-22 - OtherJack - Sidewalk in South Valley Stream (just into Long Island from Queens)
2015-08-13 - OtherJack, Elipongo - In the street in a very busy intersection in Flushing, Queens
2015-07-11 - otherjack's friend, OtherJack, matteo - Back entrance of a small apartment building in Douglaston, Queens
2015-06-20 - OtherJack, Elipongo - By 367 E 154th St in the South Bronx, not too far from the Hub.
2015-04-16 - OtherJack - About a meter east of the Metro-North railroad tracks in Mt. Vernon.
2015-03-31 - Jevanyn - If anyone in the Newark graticule is working on the Minesweeper achievement...
2015-03-01 - OtherJack - A steep hillside in Hastings-on-Hudson, in deep snow.
2015-02-08 - OtherJack, sempaispellcheck, Elipongo - In front of a small apartment building in Astoria (or Woodside?), Queens.
2014-12-17 - - Garrison Beach, Sandy Hook, NJ.
|Brandon earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|
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.