RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

New York, New York
(New York County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NY
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in New York, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New York and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for New York:
    • 40.709652, -73.991699
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on New York
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named New York ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name New York.

Within New York, the name New York is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Santa Rosa County
      • This New York is located in Santa Rosa County and lies 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the New York that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Rosa County community of New York.
    • Georgia
      • Lee County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of New York [Lee County].
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of New York [Polk County].
    • Iowa
      • Wayne County
      • This New York is located in Wayne County and lies 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km]<1> to the west of the New York that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of New York.
    • Kentucky
      • Ballard County
      • This New York is located in Ballard County and lies 843 miles [1,356.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the New York that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ballard County community of New York.
    • Mississippi
      • Chickasaw County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of New York [Chickasaw County].
    • Missouri
      • Caldwell County
      • This New York is located in Caldwell County and lies 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km]<1> to the west of the New York that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of New York.
      • Scott County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of New York [Scott County].
    • New Mexico
      • Cibola County
      • This New York is located in Cibola County and lies 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km]<1> to the west of the New York that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cibola County community of New York.
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Champaign County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of New York.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of New York [Montgomery County].
    • Texas
      • Henderson County
      • This New York is located in Henderson County and lies 1,335 miles [2,148.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the New York that is located in New York County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of New York.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New York ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chinatown [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinatown
    • Chinatown [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of New York
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinatown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinatown
  • Cobble Hill [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobble Hill
    • Cobble Hill [Kings County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of New York
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobble Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobble Hill
  • Fort Greene [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Greene
    • Fort Greene [Kings County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of New York
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Greene have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Greene
  • Greenpoint [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenpoint
    • Greenpoint [Kings County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of New York
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenpoint
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Knickerbocker Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knickerbocker Village
      • Knickerbocker Village [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knickerbocker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knickerbocker Village
    • Little Italy [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Park Slope [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Slope
      • Park Slope [Kings County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Slope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Slope
    • Peter Cooper Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peter Cooper Village
      • Peter Cooper Village [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peter Cooper Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peter Cooper Village
    • Red Hook [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hook
      • Red Hook [Kings County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of New York
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hook
    • Rhinelander Gardens [New York County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinelander Gardens
      • Rhinelander Gardens [New York County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhinelander Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rose Hill [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [New York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • University Village [New York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [New York County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • Vinegar Hill [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinegar Hill
      • Vinegar Hill [Kings County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of New York
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinegar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinegar Hill

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding New York. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Platt Adams     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Belleville (NJ) on March 23, 1885 (a Monday) and died in Normandy Beach (NJ) on February 27, 1961 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Belleville is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Platt Adams<5>
    • Shana Alexander     (Journalist, author)
    • Nelson Algren     (Author)
      • Born: Nelson Ahlgren Abraham
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (MI) on March 28, 1909 (a Sunday) and died in Long Island City (NY) on May 9, 1981 (a Saturday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Long Island City is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nelson Algren<5>
    • Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti     (Actor, puppeteer)
      • Actor, puppeteer. He was born in Manhattan (NY) on April 6, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Phoenix (AZ) on July 26, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 86. We don't have any burial details.
      • Manhattan is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cosmo Francis 'Gus' Allegretti<5>
    • June Allyson     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Geisman
      • Actress. She was born in Bronx (NY) on October 7, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in Ojai (CA) on July 8, 2006 (a Saturday) at the age of 88. The body was cremated.
      • Bronx is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: June Allyson<5>
    • Glenn Anders     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Los Angeles (CA) on September 1, 1889 (a Sunday) and died in Englewood (NJ) on October 26, 1981 (a Monday) at the age of 92. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Englewood is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glenn Anders<5>
    • Dorothy Appleby     (Actress)
    • Elizabeth Arden     (Businesswoman)
      • Businesswoman. She was born in Vaughan (ON) on December 31, 1878 (a Tueday) and died in Manhattan (NY) on October 18, 1966 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Manhattan is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Arden<5>
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Corona is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<5>
    • Peter Arno     (Cartoonist)
      • Born: Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr.
      • Cartoonist. He was born in New York on January 8, 1904 (a Friday) and died in Port Chester (NY) on February 22, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Port Chester is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Arno<5>
    • Phil Arnold     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hackensack (NJ) on September 15, 1909 (a Wednesday) and died in Van Nuys (CA) on May 9, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hackensack is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of New York.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Arnold<5>
    • Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson     (Author)
    • Eleanor Audley     (Actress)

How Far From New York to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as New York to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in New York and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Albany, which is the State Capital of New York, lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from New York to Albany, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,693 miles [9,162 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,399 miles [10,298.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,276 miles [6,881.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About New York County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New York: www.nyc.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New York) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New York. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New YorkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New York. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7097, Longitude: -73.9917    
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New York, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that New York could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from New York to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.935 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 301.509 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.659 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 18 Apr 2022