What Is the Distance of a New York City Block?

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The distance of a New York City block is one fifth of a mile by one twentieth of a mile. This is where the one fifth of a mile basis in cab fares was derived from in the City. The length of blocks may vary from city to city in the US.
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Finding out how long a new york city block is, is very easy. Ask a Cabbie, most cab prices are based on 1/5th miles because a city block is 1/5th a mile so if you know how many blocks
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The average New York City block is about 1/20 mile (80
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A north/south block (say from 50th Street to 51st Street) in Manhattan is about 1/20 of a mile. East/west blocks are about twice that. Want to learn more about NYC? Visit The NYC
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A block in Manhattan is actually the rectangle that the buildings are on, which according to wikipedia are approx. 900 ft. X 264 ft. The shorter sides are usually facing east-west
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