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14:03 Sep 17, 2007
English to English translations [PRO] Geography / placename (I think)
English term or phrase:East Thirties
Please, where are New York's East Thirties and why are they so-called? Are there West Thirties too?
The band stayed at a nondescript hotel in the East Thirties and took a lot of naps.
Brief simplified Manhattan geography lesson - streets run east to west and are numbered in order, south to north - so the Thirties are 30th-39th Streets. The West of a street is the portion west of Fifth Avenue, and the East part is east of Fifth Avenue. So yes, there are 'West Thirties'.
(Avenues run north-south and are numbered in order, from east to west, except that some Avenues have names that are used more often than the numbers - make sense?)
The map link should help you make sense of this...