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    How to read New York, NY 10002?

    My business address is 2 Wall St. New York, NY 10002.
    (quoted from The Basic Dictionary of American English)

    How should I read 10002 in the above sentence?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: How to read New York, NY 10002?

    New Yorkers would likely say one oh oh oh two. An alternative would be one zero zero zero two.

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    Re: How to read New York, NY 10002?

    If I recall correctly, I have heard 'double oh seven' in a James Bond movie, but I am not a teacher.
    So is it possible to say 'one triple oh two'?

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    Re: How to read New York, NY 10002?

    I think "one double-oh oh two" is more likely.

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    Re: How to read New York, NY 10002?

    I've never heard that with a zip code.

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    Re: How to read New York, NY 10002?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I've never heard that with a zip code.
    Does 'that' refer to 'one triple oh two' or 'one double-oh oh two'?

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    Re: How to read New York, NY 10002?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    In the 1990s, there was a popular American TV show called "Beverly Hills 90210." It was a drama about the lives of the rich and famous in that city.

    Many people in show business reportedly pronounced it as Nine Oh Two One Oh.

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    #8

    Re: How to read New York, NY 10002?

    Both, Matthew.

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