List of eponymous streets in New York City

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




•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

See also


  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. 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.

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