Manhattan Street Names Past and Present
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A guide to the origins of current and historic Manhattan street names. Do you know where to find Oyster Pasty Alley, Dirty Lane or the Golden Hill? Ever wonder about the men and women (and sometimes children) whose names adorn the streets of Manhattan? Over 1,000 entries describe the origins of Manhattan street names both past and present, outlining the dramatic growth of the city from its beginning as a Dutch settlement. Illustrations locate historic streets and show some of the street plans that were considered but never adopted. Complete notes and a bibliography provide a wealth of material for further exploration. An entertaining and useful guide for visitors, residents, and anyone fascinated by the history of Manhattan.