List of eponymous streets in New York City

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This is a list of streets and squares in New York City named after a person, organized by borough.[1]

Manhattan[edit]

Squares[edit]

Bronx[edit]

  • Bruckner Boulevard and Bruckner ExpresswayHenry Bruckner, politician and longtime borough president
  • Elmo Hope Way – Jazz Pioneer; for Elmo Hope, pianist, composer and arranger[5][6]
  • Elias Karmon Way (Located at the corner of Thwaites Place and Barker Avenue) – Elias Karmon, a generous philanthropist and humanitarian to multiple causes in and outside of the Bronx, and owner of multiple businesses in the Bronx since the late 1930s.
  • Bartow Avenue – Family of John Bartow, a missionary for the Anglican Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in London
  • Hillman Avenue – Sidney Hillman (1887–1946), labor leader
  • Seabury Avenue – Samuel Seabury, first Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal of America
  • Corsa Avenue – Family of Andrew Corsa who led 5,000 American and French troops to Morrisania to survey British fortifications
  • Seven Brothers Square (located at the corner of Jerome Ave. and Macombs Rd., near the company's headquarters) – Seven Santini Brothers, a moving company
  • Southern Boulevard (formerly Theodore Kazimiroff Boulevard) – Theodore Kazimiroff, Bronx historian. Although part of Southern Boulevard was renamed after Kazimiroff in 1980, his name was removed from street signs in 2011 because he was not well known even among many Bronx locals. This was one of the few instances where an eponymous street has reverted to its old name.[7]

Many street names in the North East Bronx were named after past mayors and governors of New York City, and a few after former Westchester county officers as the Bronx was at one time part of Westchester County. Below is a partial list of streets named after past New York City Mayors and Governors: Provost Ave., Dereimer Avenue, Mickle Ave., Rombouts Ave., Tiemann Ave., Gunther Ave., Van Cortland Ave., Ludwig Ave. (Charles Lodwik), Peartree Ave., Wilson Ave., Cruger Ave., Heathcote Ave., Lurting Ave., Colden Ave., Hone Ave., Paulding Ave., Radcliffe Ave., Woodhull Ave., Edson Ave., Ely Ave., Grace Ave., Wickham Ave., Morris Ave., Westervelt Ave., Grant Ave.; Governors: Throop Ave., Yates Ave., Fish Ave., Seymour Ave., Hunts Point, Odell Ave., Lehman Pl., Thomas E Dewey Highway

Brooklyn[edit]

Queens[edit]

Staten Island[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moscow, Henry (1978). The Street Book: An Encyclopedia of Manhattan’s Street Names and Their Origins. New York City, New York: Fordham University Press. ISBN 0-8232-1275-0.
  2. ^ "Underground History". The New York Times. April 10, 1987. Retrieved 2010-12-03. ... referring to John Jacob Astor, for whom Astor Place was named and who in the early days of the country was a trader in beaver furs.
  3. ^ "Harlem street renamed Detective Omar J. Edwards Way in honor of slain officer" by Bob Kappstatter, Daily News (New York), May 29, 2011
  4. ^ "Stuyvesant Street". Forgotten NY. Retrieved 2010-12-03. Petrus Stuyvesant built this house at 21 Stuyvesant Street in 1803. It was a wedding gift to his daughter Elizabeth, who married Nicholas Fish, a close friend and political ally of Alexander Hamilton. Son Hamilton Fish became New York State governor, senator, and secretary of state. It is now known as the Stuyvesant-Fish House.
  5. ^ Burford, Corinna (September 16, 2016) "Celebrating Jazz Legend Elmo Hope on the Block Where He Lived". The Bronx Ink.
  6. ^ "Jazz Notes: Hope Way, Green Film, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sistas'" (September 16, 2016). New York Amsterdam News.
  7. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (April 12, 2011). "Kazimiroff Boulevard Is Renamed in the Bronx". The New York Times. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Martin Mbugua (August 3, 1999). "Make Tracks to Big Avenue". Daily News. New York. Retrieved 2010-11-30. Created through the amalgamation of several local streets as the elevated tracks were being constructed in the early 1900s, Roosevelt Ave. was named after Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City native and 26th President of the U.S.[permanent dead link]

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