Queens subdivision, 1852
Map N2. Woodville Centre Property situated in the town of Jamaica County of Queens, State of New York on both sides of the Long Island Rail Road and [P]lank Roads. Surveyed and laid into a village lot. Building lots, blocks and sections . . . to 20 lots each by Martin G. Johnson, Surveyor, 5th April 1852. Lithograph published by Miller & Co.
Museum of the City of New York, The J. Clarence Davies Collection, 29.100.3061
This plan shows the influence of the 1811 grid at the scale of the block subdivision. Although Manhattan real estate was his core business, Anthony Bleecker also auctioned land outside the city center. This subdivision of a Queens neighborhood repeated two elements of the Manhattan grid: most lots are 25 by 100 feet, and the blocks are 200 feet wide.