Friday, April 27, 2007

Street Necrology of Brooklyn from Forgotten NY

Interesting site I found by way of Brooklyn Ramblings. It's called Forgotten NY and it offers insight into how street names have changed in areas like Brooklyn Heights, Red Hook and Cobble Hill. For example, what is now Atlantic Avenue used to be called District St.

The site also offers a lot of historical facts about streets we all know. Like how Montague Street was "originally named for the family of local landowner Hezekiah Pierrepont's wife, the name was changed to Montague in honor of Lady Mary Montague, a British author and member of the Pierrepont family." Previously it was named Constable St.

Definitely worth a browse!

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