New York, New York

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Atlantic City, New Jersey 39,-73 39,-72

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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. 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. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19859510038

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[edit] Successful geohashes

2009-02-26 - Brandon took the subway to this graticule's first geohash. About time!

2009-04-03 - Captin Shmit walked a half hour to this geohash.

2009-06-05 - Jevanyn got a second chance at this graticule, this time on the Palisades Parkway.

2012-03-18 - Sempaispellcheck took the LIRR to Smithtown, then walked 2.2 miles to reach this geohash on the North Shore of Long Island, his first geohash ever.

2012-05-26 - Sempaispellcheck took the train to this hash.

2013-03-18 - Sempaispellcheck reached this one too.

2013-05-18 - Million zillion dragged-along his sister and her fiance to this hashpoint in Brookville while visiting relatives in Roslyn.

2013-11-14 - Elipongo rode his bicycle eight miles to this hash.

2013-12-07 40 -73 & 2013-12-08 40 -73 - Elipongo rode the New York City Subway to get to both locations in the Bronx within the space of an hour!

[edit] Unsuccessful geohashes

2008-12-01 - Sentodude attempted to reach the hash, but there was no public access.

2009-05-07 - User:JuneO visits the nearest land point to a water geohash.

2009-06-04 - Jevanyn hiked along the tracks to almost reach this geohash in Haworth.


[edit] Local Geohashers

  • Captin Shmit
  • Oleo will try to get to the coordinates, but doesn't have a car.
  • Barney
  • Patrick
  • Zach
  • Dan
  • Caroline hopes to geohash over the summer.
  • Andrew hopes to geohash over the summer.
  • Jessi
  • Andrew L hopes to geohash over the summer.
  • Joe will geohash when in town, but is at school for most of the summer.
  • MattPeck
  • Harris
  • Marco will geohash on weekends and holidays, and probably during his vacation.
  • Shannon
  • HeadKase will be there if the MTA lets him.
  • phil_s_stein Will try to be there, but can't swim - so maybe not.
  • Ryelle is currently across the country, but will try to go between returning and going off to school.
  • Rob G will be there when his gas tank permits it.
  • Mike lives in Queens and might drive to some of these.
  • Moare is going to Hofstra this fall and hopes to join in.
  • Greg is in the city once or twice a year, and may try to join a Saturday meetup.
  • Brandon technically is in the corner of Manhattan which falls in 40, -74, but will hash in the city when the point falls there.
  • BlastOButter42 is also technically in Newark, New Jersey, but will go to New York locations if they're easier
  • Defrancoj
  • NCommander is here for at least the next two months. Has a car, but will attend Newark, New jersey locations if they are easier
  • Drake(aka Warior916) Has lived within the bounds of this graticule his entire life and has oddly never been somewhat disappointed that there's so much water contained in it. Regardless will make every effort to attend geohashes on land and sea when able as he has access to a boat during the warmer weather(though this might have been the last boating season for that boat, hopefully not.)
  • 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.

[edit] Achievements

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

[edit] Issues

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 CoastSeeker, a script from ryelle to determine the nearest coast-point from a geohashed point.
  • At least ~40% of this graticule's hashes should be on land. If people are disinclined to attempt hashes just because they're inconvenient or difficult to reach, I'd consider that more a failing of the people than the algorithm. --Eldin (talk) 20:04, 24 October 2013 (EDT)