The input data is an address such as 22 Reade Street or a place name such as City Hall. The geographic information returned is, in general, associated with the entire block on which the input address is located. The information returned includes one of the cross streets at each end of the block and identifiers for administrative and political districts in which the block is located.
The acceptance of an address does not signify that an actual building exists having that address. A range of address numbers is assigned to a block, but not every number is necessarily used. You will know that an actual building may exist if a borough, tax block and tax lot is returned as part of your output.
Instructions for Entering Address Input Data:
As input data, you may enter an address, consisting of a borough, an address number and a street name or an address number and a place name; or you may enter a place name alone without an address number.
Some place names are addressable and they serve in place of street names in that they combine with address numbers to form addresses. An example of an addressable place name recognized by the system is Penn Plaza in Manhattan. To make an address inquiry for 2 Penn Plaza, for example, enter 2 in the Address Number box, enter PENN PLAZA in the Street Name/Place Name box, select Manhattan as the borough, and press the Submit Query button.
Most place names are not addressable and do not combine with address numbers to form addresses, but rather, identify specific places by themselves. Some typical examples recognized by this system are EMPIRE STATE BUILDING in Manhattan and SHEA STADIUM in Queens. To make an address inquiry for a place name without an address number, make sure the Address Number box is blank, enter the place name in the Street Name/Place Name box, and select the borough. For example, to process EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, make sure that the Address Number box is empty, enter EMPIRE STATE BUILDING in the Street Name/Place Name box, select Manhattan as the borough, and press the Submit Query button.
When entering an address number that normally contains a hyphen, such as most address numbers in Queens and a few address numbers in other boroughs, it is advisable to include the hyphen.
When entering an address number for the Edgewater Park neighborhood of the Bronx, make sure to include the proper letter suffix after the numeric address number (for example, 7A Edgewater Park). Valid letter suffixes for Edgewater Park are A, B, C, D and E.