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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 ]
Allen Street – Captain William Henry Allen, the youngest person to command a Navy ship in the War of 1812.
Ann Street – Ann White, wife of developer and merchant Capt. Thomas White
Astor Place and Astor Row – John Jacob Astor and other members of the Astor family, landowners [2 ]
Barrow Street – Thomas Barrow, artist of a popular engraving of Trinity Church
Bayard Street and Hester Street – Hester Bayard
Beach Street – Paul Bache, the son-in-law of Anthony Lispenard, who owned Lispenard Meadows, just south of what is now Canal Street
Beak Street – uncertain, but probably for the Beak family
Beekman Place, Beekman Street, William Street – Wilhelmus Beekman. William Street is also named for William of Nassau.
Bethune Street (pronounced Beth-YOON) – Johanna Bethune, co-founder of the New York Orphan Asylum
Bleecker Street – Anthony Bleecker (1770–1827). a lawyer, poet and friend of Washington Irving and William Cullen Bryant, because the street ran through Bleecker's farm.
Bogardus Place – the Bogardus family, including Everardus Bogardus and James Bogardus
Broome Street – John Broome, lieutenant governor of New York
Cabrini Boulevard – Mother Cabrini
Charles Street – Charles Christopher Amos, landowner
Charlton Street – John Charlton, president of the New York Medical Society
Christopher Street – Charles Christopher Amos, landowner. Prior to 1799 known as Skinner Road after Col. William Skinner, son-in-law of landowner Adm. Peter Warren Colonel Robert Magaw Place –
Robert Magaw, a colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
Columbus Circle – for the quadcentennial of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus
Cortlandt Street – for the Cortlandt family, landowners
Delancey Street – James De Lancey, who owned a farm located in what is now the Lower East Side Detective Omar J. Edwards Way – after a police officer killed by friendly fire
Forsyth Street – Lt. Col. Benjamin Forsyth
Fulton Street – Robert Fulton
Gay Street – possibly "R. Gay," apocryphally to Sidney Howard Gay
George Balanchine Way – In 1990 a segment of West 63rd Street near the New York State Theatre was renamed George Balanchine Way, after the founder of the New-York City Ballet.
Great Jones Street – Samuel Jones, "The Father of The New York Bar"
Greene Street – Nathanael Greene, American Revolutionary War hero
Henry Street (Manhattan) – Henry Rutgers, American Revolutionary War hero
Horatio Street – Horatio Gates, American Revolutionary War hero of the Battle of Saratoga
Houston Street (pronounced HOW-ston) – William Houstoun, Founding Father
Irving Place – Washington Irving (author) known for his History of New York and short stories like "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Jane Street – A Mr. Jaynes, who resided at #81, where Alexander Hamilton is sometimes said to have died
Jefferson Street (Manhattan) – Thomas Jefferson, 3rd American President
Peter Jennings Way – Peter Jennings, ABC News anchor
Juan Pablo Duarte Boulevard (part of Saint Nicholas Avenue) – Juan Pablo Duarte, a founding father of the Dominican Republic
LaGuardia Place – Fiorello LaGuardia, Mayor of New York City
Lenox Avenue – James Lenox, philanthropist
Leroy Street – Jacob Le Roy & Son, a shipping company and War of 1812 blockade-runner
Ludlow Street – Augustus Ludlow, War of 1812 naval hero
Macdougal Street – Alexander McDougall, Revolutionary War hero
Madison Avenue and Madison Street – James Madison, fourth president of the United States
Mercer Street – Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War figure
Malcolm X Boulevard (co-named with Lenox Avenue) – Malcolm X American human rights activist
Monroe Street (Manhattan) – James Monroe, American president
Morton Street – Jacob Morton, early 19th century militia commander
Nassau Street – William of Nassau
Perry Street – Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero of the War of 1812
Rivington Street – James Rivington, Revolutionary War-era publisher
Rutgers Street – Henry Rutgers, American Revolutionary War hero
St. Mark's Place
Saint Nicholas Avenue – Saint Nicholas
Stuyvesant Street – Peter Stuyvesant, last governor of New Netherland, who owned the land [4 ]
Sullivan Street – John Sullivan, American Revolutionary War general
Thompson Street – William Thompson, Revolutionary War general
Vanderbilt Avenue – Vanderbilt family, who owned Grand Central Terminal, the construction of which predicated construction of the road
Varick Street – Richard Varick, American Revolutionary War figure and Mayor of New York City
Vesey Street (pronounced VEE-see) – after Rev. William Vesey
Washington Street – George Washington, first president of the United States
Wooster Street – David Wooster, American Revolutionary War hero
Worth Street – William J. Worth
Squares [ edit ]
Bruckner Boulevard and
Bruckner Expressway – Henry Bruckner, politician and longtime Borough President Elias Karmon Way; (Located at the corner of Thwaites Place and Barker Avenue 10467) – Elias Karmon, aka fondly "Mr. Bronx" and then later "Dr. Bronx" for his honorary graduate degree. He was great-grandfather, a generous philanthropist and humanitarian to multiple causes in and outside of the Bronx, and owed 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
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
Brooklyn [ edit ]
Staten Island [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Moscow, Henry (1978). . New York City, New York: The Street Book: An Encyclopedia of Manhattan’s Street Names and Their Origins Fordham University Press. ISBN 0-8232-1275-0.
^ "Underground History". . April 10, 1987 The New York Times . 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.
^ "Harlem street renamed Detective Omar J. Edwards Way in honor of slain officer" by Bob Kappstatter, Daily News (New York), May 29, 2011
^ "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.
^ Martin Mbugua (August 3, 1999). "Make Tracks to Big Avenue". (New York) Daily News . 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.
Further reading [ edit ]