by nycgo.com staff, 02/20/2013
Conference House Park. Photo: Daniel Avila. Courtesy, NYC Parks & Recreation
New York City and New York State's southernmost point are one and the same: Ward's Point on Staten Island, where you'll find Conference House Park. There's even a "South Pole" marker within the park, which takes its name from Conference House, a late-17th-century stone manor that was the site of a September 11, 1776, peace conference whose aim was to end the American Revolution.
The northernmost point of the City can be found in the northwest tip of the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale. The farthest east you could stand and still be in NYC is on the northwest corner of Hillside Avenue and Langdale Street in Glen Oaks, Queens. For the western extreme, it's back to Staten Island, this time just above Conference House Park in Tottenville, on private property in the backyard of a home at the end of Amboy Road. —AK