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]



The Bronx[edit]

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



Staten Island[edit]

See also[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. ^ "NYC’s Catherine Street & Its Italian American Presence" by Alfonso Guerriero, Jr., L'Italo Americano (New York), June 26, 2015
  4. ^ "Harlem street renamed Detective Omar J. Edwards Way in honor of slain officer" by Bob Kappstatter, Daily News (New York), May 29, 2011
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Gaskell, Stephanie (17 November 2002). "STREET OF HONOR FOR 9/11 HERO". New York Post. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  7. ^ Celona, Larry; Pagones, Stephanie (8 June 2019). "Bronx street renamed in honor of NYPD detective killed in line of duty". New York Post. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  8. ^ Goodstein, Steven (May 28, 2017). "Street renamed for legendary Bronx hip hop icon". Bronx Times. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  9. ^ Cusano, Arthur (September 23, 2017). "Jazz Great Donald Byrd honored at street renaming". Bronx Times. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  10. ^ Burford, Corinna (September 16, 2016) "Celebrating Jazz Legend Elmo Hope on the Block Where He Lived". The Bronx Ink.
  11. ^ "Jazz Notes: Hope Way, Green Film, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sistas'" (September 16, 2016). New York Amsterdam News.
  12. ^ Gioino, Catherina; Greene, Leonard (June 14, 2019). "Bronx street renamed for Army hero who died saving family from apartment building fire". New York Daily News. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  13. ^ Watson, Elijah C. (18 July 2017). "Bronx Street Renamed After Kailef Browder On His Birthday". Okayplayer. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  14. ^ Acevedo, Gaby (February 27, 2019). "New York City Street Renamed After Slain Teen in Machete Attack". NBC New York. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  15. ^ Tierney, John (11 March 1999). "The Big City; Where Have You Gone, Major Deegan?". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  16. ^ Hintz, Taylor; Siemaszko, Corky (May 5, 2014). "Street sign honoring former Yankee Mariano Rivera unveiled in the Bronx". New York Daily News. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  17. ^ Bodovitz, Sandra (20 July 1987). "What's in a Street Rename? Disorder". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  18. ^ Walsh, Kevin (2 January 2011). "MORRISANIA, Bronx". Forgotten New York. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  19. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (April 12, 2011). "Kazimiroff Boulevard Is Renamed in the Bronx". The New York Times. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  20. ^ 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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