This is common in New York City. It could mean it is on the corner of 23rd Street and Ninth Avenue or close to that corner.
In Frankie and Johnnie, the Al Pacino's film, there is a dialogue, addressing their cafe, they say: "
The Apollo restaurant, 23rd and 9th." I couldn't understand how a unique store could have two streets, 23rd and 9th, in its address.
The red marker is at "23rd and 9th".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
The first one always goes for a street and the second for an avenue? (I think it is necessary because without this rule we couldn't find where the address is.) Am I right?
No, you can give the two roads in either order. They only cross in on place. That's how you know where it is.
You may also hear something like "On Chestnut between 8th and 9th" if it is not right on the corner where Chestnut and 8th cross.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Last edited by atabitaraf; 18-Jul-2014 at 01:03.
Usually, the first street name is where the actual address reside. Suppose it is 1289 Chestnut, near the corner of Main.
If we want to give an approximate location, we just say "I live on Chestnut and Main."
Very few houses are exactly on the corner.
In your example, the restaurant is probably on (West) 23rd Street, near the corner of 9th Avenue.
The order has nothing to do with whether it is a street or an avenue.
If it is exactly on the corner, we still commonly use the actual location street name first.
Last edited by lotus888; 18-Jul-2014 at 00:13.