2. The Queens Boulevard traffic island at 58th Street features an inaccurate geographic center marker

Geographic marker in Woodside

A traffic median along Queens Boulevard in Woodside at 58th Street claims to be the center of New York City, and most passersby likely have never noticed it. But the sign is inaccurate, and not by a small measurement. The true center of New York City is really in Bushwick, in a completely different borough miles away, though the Bushwick center does not have a marker.

Nobody knows exactly why this marker exists in Woodside, and there is no evidence that the city government approved of its installation. It’s likely that someone not affiliated with the government placed the marker there with little knowledge of city geography. The city has no plans to remove this marker or erect one in the actual center of New York City.