And once again, why does an "address" have to have a building on it? As long as there is a USPS authorized mail receptacle, they will deliver mail to an empty lot. How do I know this? Because I once built a house on a virgin lot, and a mailbox was put up before anything else and guess, what, the USPS delivered mail to an empty lot.
315 E 15th Street is as valid an address for Stuyvesant Square as any other contained in that particular block. Just because the USPS won't deliver to it, doesn't invalidate it as an address to the city, county, state and federal government. The NYC parks department even indicates that the park encompasses a series of addresses with specified boundaries on its website, since the park itself does not officially have an address.
As I pointed out before, Apple Maps actually gives the park an address -- 297 2nd Ave, an address which the USPS also says is NOT a real address, not to mention that the NYC parks does not acknowledge a specific address. So Apple is telling me incorrect information, and giving me a fake address that nobody would ever go looking for.
Honestly I don't understand why you continue to make this issue out of the address being real simply because it is not aknowledged by the USPS. It's a real address to the City of NY, so it's real. Everywhere somebody wants to go doesn't have to be an address that accepts mail. Yes Google picked a bad example, yes very few people would actually ever look for that address, and using it undermines and potentially discredits anything they hoped to accomplish with that ad.
But as far as the ad is concerned, clearly someone was looking for a spot on the SE corner of Stuyvesant Square, and not a location in Brooklyn. As I mentioned before, Apple Maps gives the park an erroneous address too. So what happens if someone looks at Apple's Maps and gives someone the address Apple incorrectly assigns to the Park? The person they gave it to searches for an address which according to your methodology is NOT a real address. So how could this have happened in the Google Ad? Simple, someone plopped down a pin where they wanted to meet their friend and gave them the resulting address. And guess what, you do that in Apple Maps and it gives you the same address.
So you may not agree with it, but both Apple and Google's Maps apps both show such property address, which are indeed real, whether the USPS delivers mail there or not.Edited by Mac_128 - 9/27/12 at 9:58pm