The streets in Washington, D.C. run three ways: east-west, north-south, and diagonally. East-west streets are designated alphabetically; north-south streets are designated numerically; diagonal streets have state names. The alphabetical designations of the streets running east-west begin on each side of East Capitol Street and the Mall. The first street on each is A, the next is B, the third is C; on thru Y; with no J, X or Z Streets and I shown by Eye. Once the letters of the alphabet are exhausted, the streets have two-syllable names, then three syllable names, and then names of trees and flowers. Sometimes hits system is referred to as the first, second, third and fourth alphabets. The numerical designations of the streets running north-south begin on each side of North and South Capitol Streets. The first street on each side is First Street, the next is Second Street, and so on. North, South and East Capitol Streets and the Mall divide Washington, D.C. into four sections: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast. The streets are identified by the section of the city in which they are location. For example: C Street NW, C Street NE, C Street SW and C Street SE.