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Cityscape: NYC Street Names 101

by George Bodarky, Veronica Volk, Taylor Nulk
New York City street sign

Phillie Casablanca, Wikimedia Commons

We're exploring the meaning behind New York City street names.

Finding Wall Street on a map wouldn’t be too hard for most New Yorkers, but pinpointing Humphrey Bogart Place might prove to be a challenge. 

The city is filled with honorofic street names.  On this week’s Cityscape we’ll talk with a guy who took it upon himself to catalog the more than 1500 honorofic street names in the city, as well as explore what it takes to get a street co-named in the Big Apple.  We'll also delve into the meaning behind some of the city's oldest street names and hear about some street names that are now extinct. 




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