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Coming out of the subway can be disorienting, so you should look for the next street to tell you whether you're going north or south.

Also, know that the traffic flow of the avenues alternates going uptown and downtown. So if you figure out one avenue (6th Ave. flows uptown) then you know you need to walk with the traffic flow to go uptown/north. From that, you'll know that 7th Ave. traffic flows downtown, 8th Ave. uptown, etc.

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