Original New York City State Routes

When the state route system was originally created, New York City was excluded from it and various state routes ended at the city line. In 1932, the New York Automobile Club proposed a system of state routes for the city, which were eventually approved by the Police Commissioner and added to the state route system. These routes are listed below. Please note that every single one of them has been rerouted at least once since 1932. In a few cases, the streets along which the state routes originally went have had portions either torn up or turned into one-way streets, making the original routes innavigable. The information on this page was obtained from a March 20, 1932 article in The New York Times entitled "Through Routes Mapped."

Holland Tunnel, Avenue of the Americas, Houston Street, 2 Avenue, East 23 Street, 1 Avenue, Willis Avenue Bridge, Southern Boulevard, West Farms Road, Boston Road
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
Holland Tunnel at the New York-New Jersey border
Northern Terminus:
Bronx-Westchester border
Outerbridge Crossing, Amboy Road, Bayview Avenue, Hylan Boulevard, Bay Street, State Street, Battery Place, West Street, 11 Avenue, West 72 Street, Riverside Drive, Dyckman Street, Broadway, West 230 Street, Riverdale Avenue
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
Outerbridge Crossing at the New York-New Jersey border
Northern Terminus:
Bronx-Westchester border
Note:
US 9 went from Staten Island to Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry.
West 79 Street, Amsterdam Avenue, West 155 Street, Harlem River Speedway, Nagle Avenue, 10 Avenue, Broadway
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
Riverside Drive (US 9) in Manhattan
Northern Terminus:
Bronx-Westchester border
Note:
The Harlem River Speedway, which was originally a racetrack for horses, is now the Harlem River Drive.
State Street, Broadway, Park Row, Mail Street, Centre Street, Lafayette Avenue, 4 Avenue, Park Avenue, 5 Avenue, East 110 Street, Lenox Avenue, East 145 Street, East 149 Street, Mott Avenue, Grand Concourse, Mosholu Parkway, Burke Avenue, Bronx Boulevard, East 233 Street, White Plains Road
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
US 9 at the Staten Island Ferry in Manhattan
Northern Terminus:
Bronx-Westchester border
Note:
NY 22 was multiplexed with NY 100 for most of its length within New York City. Mail Street was most likely incorporated into Park Row. Lafayette Avenue is now called Lafayette Street.
Queensboro Bridge, Queens Boulevard, Hillside Avenue, 212 Street, Jamaica Avenue, Hempstead Avenue
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
2 Avenue, East 59 Street, and East 60 Street in Manhattan
Eastern Terminus:
Queens-Nassau border
Queensboro Bridge, Skillman Avenue, Woodside Avenue, Broadway, Corona Avenue, Rodman Street, Horace Harding Boulevard, Springfield Boulevard, Braddock Avenue
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
2 Avenue, East 59 Street, and East 60 Street in Manhattan
Eastern Terminus:
Jericho Turnpike (NY 25) at the Queens-Nassau border
Note:
Rodman Street was an old name for a section of what is now College Point Boulevard. Horace Harding Boulevard was replaced by the Long Island Expressway (I-495).
Northern Boulevard
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
Queensboro Bridge (NY 24/NY 25) in Queens
Eastern Terminus:
Queens-Nassau border
Manhattan Bridge, Flatbush Avenue, Eastern Parkway, Saint Marks Avenue, Osborn Street, Glenmore Avenue, Sunrise Highway
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
Canal Street in Manhattan
Eastern Terminus:
Queens-Nassau border
Note:
Except for a short section in Rosedale between the Belt Parkway and the Queens-Nassau border, Sunrise Highway in Queens has been replaced by Conduit Boulevard, North Conduit Avenue, and South Conduit Avenue.
Williamsburg Bridge, Grand Street, Bushwick Avenue, Highland Boulevard, Snake Hill Road, Force Tube Avenue, Etna Street, Elderts Lane, Rockaway Boulevard, Baisley Boulevard, Merrick Road
Direction:
East/West
Western Terminus:
Delancey Street in Manhattan
Eastern Terminus:
Queens-Nassau border
Note:
Merrick Road in Queens has been renamed Merrick Boulevard.
State Street, Broadway, Park Row, Mail Street, Centre Street, Lafayette Avenue, 4 Avenue, Park Avenue, 5 Avenue, East 110 Street, Lenox Avenue, East 145 Street, East 149 Street, Mott Avenue, Grand Concourse, Jerome Avenue
Direction:
North/South
Southern Terminus:
US 9 at the Staten Island Ferry in Manhattan
Northern Terminus:
Bronx-Westchester border
Note:
NY 100 was multiplexed with NY 22 for most of its length within New York City.

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