In the middle of this Randel Farm Map, John Jacob Astor’s properties are outlined in orange. Tenth Avenue and the cross streets from 47th to 50th have cut one property into 10 parts, including a snippet at the southwest corner of 47th Street. Eleventh Avenue divides the other property into four parts. These irregular parcels were incompatible with the lot and block system of the grid; to rectangularize them would require other real estate transactions. Indeed, the slicing of Astor’s property suggests how the grid radically reorganized property ownership.