Old Streets of New York
"B" Streets of New York
Bayard West Farm Grid.
B Street. (L19-E20) Now Henshaw Street. See Lettered Streets..
Bache Street. (L18) A variant spelling of the present Beach Street, which is said to have been named for Paul Bache, a son in law of Leonard Lispenard. However, it was spelled Beach in the 1790 Trinity Church document naming this and neighboring streets on Trinity Church land.
Bailey Street. (L18?-E19) Ran from the Bloomingdale Road at 25th Street northeast to what is now 26th Street just west of Madison Avenue. Most of the bed of Bailey Street is now within Madison Square Park.
Ball Alley. (L18-E19) A pleasure garden at 247 Broadway, at Murray Street, apparently including a bowling green. Among its featured events, circa 1800, were balloon ascensions. See Gardens.
Bancker Street (1). (n.d.) According to Post, a former name of [part of?] Duane Street.
Bancker Street (2). (M18-E19) A former name of Madison Street. Laid out prior to 1767, it originally ran from Pearl to Oliver Street (1). The name was extended eastward in 1812 by the annexation of what had been Bedlow Street. Bancker Street was renamed for James Madison in 1826.
Bancker's Wharf. (E19) On the East River between Clinton and Montgomery Streets.
Bank Street. (E19) This extinct street ran parallel to and about 200 feet east of the old line of the Bowery, from Tiebout Street (at about 15th Street) northwest to a point on the north side of 18th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South. It bounded the site of a bank erected about 1807. The bank stood until about 1848 but the street was probably obliterated in the 1830s.
Bankers Street. (L18-E19) See Bancker Street (2)
Bannon Street. See Brannon Street.
Bar Street. (L18-E19) As described by Post, apparently the same as the extinct Fir Street.
Barclay Street. (L18-E19) Not the existing Barclay Street but a misrendering of Barley Street, which was six blocks north.. The confusion of the two names ended after 1809, when Barley Street was made part of Duane Street.
Barden's Wharf. (E19) At the foot of Liberty Street. Earlier known as Lindsay's Wharf.
Barkly Street. A misspelling of Barclay Street.
Barley Street. (L18-E19) Circa 1797, the name of what was later Duane Street between Greenwich Street and Rose Street. By 1803, the part east of Centre Street was called Colden Street. Both Barley and Colden Streets were merged into Duane Street in 1809.
Barrack Street (1). (M-L18) A street in what is now City Hall Park, where the British garrison's Upper Barracks stood from 1758 to 1790. It ran from Broadway to the present Centre Street about midway between Murray and Chambers Streets. See also Tryon Row.
Barrack Street (2). (L18?) A former name of Tryon Row.
Barrack Street (3). Also spelled Barrick. See Flatten Barrack Street.
Barrow Street. (part) In 1829 Barrow Street was extended by adding to it Reason Street as well as the part of Fifth Street between Washington Square and what is now Sheriden Square. In 1833 Fifth Street between Broadway and Washington Square was renamed Washington Place. In the 1840s residents of the former Fifth Street west of the square began to call it West Washington Place. This name was officially adopted in 1854 but appears on the 1851 Dripps Map.
Bartley or Bartly's Street. Misspellings of Barclay Street
Baruch Place. (part) Goerck Street, which ran from Grand Street northward to East 3rd Street, was renamed Baruch Place in 1939. Nearly all of the original Baruch Place was demapped for housing projects between 1944 and 1952. A single block survived within the Baruch Houses complex, between East Houston Street and what was formerly part of Stanton Street,. That isolated block of Stanton Street was shifted slightly north and then added to Baruch Place to form the present curiously right-angled street.
Batavia Street or Lane. (M18-M20) This extinct street ran east from Roosevelt Street to James Street. Labeled Batavia Lane on the 1754 Maerschalck Plan, it was renamed Batavia Street in 1817. It was closed in 1948 for the Alfred E. Smith Houses.
Batteau or Battoe Street. (M-L18) The name refers to a type of boat used on inland waters. Acccording to du Simitiere (1767), it was a commonly used name for what is now spelled Dey Street. In 1755 John Dies was in charge of building a fleet of batteaux for use against the French.
Baume's Wharf. See Bowne's Wharf (2).
Baxter Street. (part) Baxter Street between Worth Street and Park Row was closed in 1957 for the Chatham Towers apartment development.
Bayard Place (1). (n.d.) According to Post, now a part of Greenwich Street between Jane and Horatio Streets.
Bayard Place (2). (M19) An alley or court entered from Washington Street, between Jane and Horatio Streets.
Bayard Street (1). (curr.) Bayard Street between the Bowery and Division Street was closed in the 1960s for what became the Confucius Plaza apartments.
Bayard Street (2). (M-L18) Acccording to du Simitière (1767), a commonly used name for what is now Stone Street.
Bayard's Lane. (M-L18) An old road from the Bowery west to about Crosby Street, roughly on the line of the present Broome Street. It was originally the driveway to the Bayard homestead.
Beach Street. (part) Laid out and so named by 1790, it has also been spelled Bache, Bach and Beech. The block between Hudson and Varick Streets was renamed Ericsson Place in 1922. The angled partial block just west of West Broadway was originally part of Walker Street. Beach Street from West to Greenwich Streets was closed in 1970 for an urban renewal project.
Beach Street Park. (E19-L20) At Beach Street and West Broadway. Renamed Tribeca Park in 1985.
Beach's Wharf (1). (L18) On the East River between Old Slip and Gouverneur Wharf.
Beach's Wharf (2). (E19) On the Hudson River between Cortlandt and Dey Streets.
Bear Market. (L18-E19) The popular name of a public market that stood at Greenwich and Vesey Streets from 1771 to 1813. It was officially, but less often, called the Hudson Market and also occasionally referred to as the Oswego Market (3). The original location was on the west side of Greenwich Street from Fulton to Vesey Street. In 1793 or '94 a second building was added, located in the center of Vesey Street just west of Greenwich Street. Subsequent documents refer to the older building as the Lower or Old Hudson Market and the newer one as the Upper Hudson Market, but the latter building was commonly known as the Buttermilk Market. The entire Bear Market was closed in 1813 and its vendors transferred to the new Washington Market.
Beaver Ditch or Beaver Graft. . (M-L17) Anglicized forms of Bever Gracht, a canal in what is now Beaver Street between Broad and New Streets.
Beaver or Bever Lane (2). (L18-E19) Changed to Morris Street (1) in 1829.
Beaver Path or Paatje. (M-L17) Now Battery Place. See also Marketfield Street.
Beaver, Beever or Bever Lane or Path (1). (M-L17) Beaver Street between Broadway and Broad Street. It was already Bever Straet on the 1686 Selyns list.
Bedlow Alley. (E19) Ran from Madison to Monroe Streets east of Catharine Street.
Bedlow Street. (L18-E19) Now Madison Street east of Oliver Street (1). In 1812 it became a continuation of Bancker Street, which was renamed Madison Street in 1826. See also William Street (3). Note that the street list in Stokes' volume 3 mentions a change from Bedlow to Bleecker Street. This should read Bancker Street.
Bedlow's Wharf. (L18) On the East River, west of Pike Street.
Beech Street. See Beach Street.
Beekman Slip (1). (E18-E19) Now Fulton Street from Pearl Street to the East River. The original slip was built in 1703 and was filled by about 1812. See Wharves, Piers and Slips
Beekman Slip (2). (E19?) On the East River between Fulton and Beekman Streets.
Beekman's Wharf. (L18) West of Market Street at Water Street.
Bellevue or Belleview Lane. (M18-E19) An old road leading to the estate that is now the site of Bellevue Hospital. It branched from the Eastern Post Road at what is now Lexington Avenue and 30th Street, and ran generally southeast to a point just north of 26th Street between First and Second Avenues.
Belvedere or Belvidere Place. (M-L19) West 30th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.
Bensall's Dock. (L18) At the foot of Dey Street. See also Bonsal's Wharf.
Benson Street. (M-L19) Now Benson Place, which runs north from Leonard Street between Broadway and Lafayette Streets.
Benson's Lane (1). (n.d.) A former name of [part of?] Elm Street.
Benson's Lane (2). (M-L19?) Ran from the present intersection of Eighth Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue northeast, crossing Harlem (or Benson's) Creek to a point about 200 feet east of Eighth Avenue between 122nd and 123 Streets.
Benton Street. (n.d.) Listed by Post, but with no "present" name or location. May be a variant spelling of Benson Street.
Bentz Street. See Pentz Street.
Berkley Street. See Barclay Street.
Beurs Straet. (L17) On the Selyns list. It is now Whitehall Street between Stone and Beaver Streets.
Bever Straet. See Beaver…Lane or Path (1)
Bever(s) Gracht. (M-L17) On the de Sille list. A branch canal that extended along what is now Beaver Street from the Heere Gracht (Broad Street) to New Street. See Canals.
Bible House. (M19-M20) A building that was treated as a street in addresses. Built in 1853, it occupied the entire block bounded by Third and Fourth Avenues, Astor Place and East 9th Street. It had its own address numbering system for stores and entrances, starting at the northwest corner and running counterclockwise around the block. Bible House was demolished in the 1950s and replaced by the present Cooper Union engineering building.
Billings Row. (M-L19). West 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. A row of 30 houses on the north side is so labeled on an 1859 Perris insurance map and most directories agree with this. Trow's directory for 1860 lists a Billings Row on West 59th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, but that may be an error.
Birmingham Street or Alley. (L18-M20) Ran through the block from Henry to Madison Streets between Market and Pike Streets. Called Birmingham Alley prior to 1800, it became Birmingham Street about 1804. It was renamed Livingston Place in 1953 and was closed in 1962.
Bishop's Lane. (M19-L20) An alley running from Chambers Street south to Warren Street between Washington and Greenwich Streets. It was closed about 1970 for the Independence Plaza urban renewal project.
Blackberry Street or Alley. (E19) A former street in Manhattanville, parallel to and one block south of Manhattan Street (the present West 125th Street). It ran from Bloomingdale Road east to Edward Street., slightly east of today's Amsterdam Avenue.
Blindman's Alley. (L19-M20) An alley at the rear of 26 Cherry Street, between Pearl Street and Roosevelt Street. The site is now covered by the Alfred E Smith Houses.
Bloomfield Street. (curr.) Opened in 1873, it is still technically a street, but effectively part of an adjacent Sanitation Department facility. It runs from the west side of West Street, at a point nearly opposite little West 12th Street, to the Hudson River. See West Washington Market (2).
Bloomingdale Road. (E18-L19) The earliest road up the west side of Manhattan Island. It was built beginning about 1708, and ran from what is now 23rd Street at Madison Square to 114th Street and Riverside Drive. In the course of the 18th Century, as the Bloomingdale area became more settled, portions of the road were widened and straightened. In 1795 it was extended to join the Kingsbridge Road near the present West 147th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. In the early 19th Century the name Bloomingdale Road was tugged southward: first along what had been the upper end of the Bowery to today's Union Square; and then further south along the present Broadway as far as the bend at 10th Street. But then, as the city grew northward, successive sections of the Bloomingdale Road were renamed Broadway. At the time of the Commissioners' Plan (1811), the route of the Bloomingdale Road from 23rd to 59th Streets generally coincided with the present Broadway. The meandering Bloomingdale Road north of 59th Street was superseded in 1868 by the Boulevard, which is now also part of Broadway. Between 93rd and 102nd Streets traces of the old alignment can be seen in irregular lot lines in the blocks between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. From 110th to 116th Streets, Bloomingdale Road is now Riverside Drive. The odd double curve at 116th Street is a remnant of the Bloomingdale Road's uphill climb, angling across what is now Claremont Avenue. From 125th to 129th Streets and from 131st to 133rd Streets Bloomingdale Road is now Old Broadway From 136th to 144th Streets it is now Hamilton Place.
Bloomingdale Square (1). (E-M19) As laid out in the 1811 Commissioners' Plan, it extended from 53rd to 57th Streets between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. It was eliminated in 1857 after the establishment of Central Park.
Bloomingdale Square (2). (E20) Now Straus Park. Originally called Schuyler Square, it was renamed Bloomingdale Square in 1907 in honor of the Bloomingdale Reformed Church, which in 1906 had moved to a new building opposite it. But the church closed in 1913. Shortly thereafter the square was renamed in honor of Isidor and Ida Straus, who had died in the sinking of the Titanic.
Bogart Street. (L19) Laid out about 1870, it ran from West Street to Thirteenth Avenue between Gansevoort Street and Bloomfield Street, in what was to become the second site of the West Washington Market. By the time the market opened, in 1887, a new layout had been adopted which eliminated Bogart Street.
Bolton Road. (E19-E20). Began at what is now Broadway and Dyckman Street; curved west and north to Seaman Avenue, then west again into what is now Inwood Hill Park. There it ran north, west and south in a mile-long loop around the hill, meeting Dyckman Street again near the Hudson River. The part north and east of Inwood Hill, called Upper Bolton Road, was laid out in 1817. The part along the river, called Lower Bolton Road or, sometimes, River Road, appears on maps by the 1860s. Nearly all of the former Bolton Road is now within Inwood Hill Park. Lower Bolton Road is now the route of the Henry Hudson Parkway.
Bone Alley. (M-L19) Ran west from Willett Street between Stanton and Houston Streets. Reputedly home to a colony of rag and bone pickers, it was demolished in 1896 for Hamilton Fish Park.
Bonsal's Wharf. (E19) Foot of Dey Street. See also Bensall's Dock.
Boorman Place. (M-L19) Part of West 33rd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
Boorman Terrace. (M-L19) Part of West 32nd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
Borce, The. (L17) Recorded as a name for the Bowery in 1692. Probably a mistranscription of Boree, one of several variant spellings.
Boston Avenue. (E19) A name used in the early years of the 19th Century for the East Road, now part of Park Avenue.
Boston Road, Boston Post Road. (E18-M19) Usually the same as the Eastern Post Road, which began at 23rd Street. However on early maps that show only the lower part of the island, the Bowery, Park Row or even Broadway may be labeled "Boston Road," "Road to Boston," "Road to Albany and Boston" or a similar term.
Bott Street. (n.d.) A former name of [part of?] Elm Street.
Bottle Alley. (M-L19) An alley on the east side of Baxter Street opposite Leonard Street.
Boulevard Lafayette. See Lafayette Boulevard.
Boulevard Place. (L19-E20) West 130th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Boulevard, The. (L19) The former name of: (1) Broadway from 59th to 169th Streets; (2) Edward M. Morgan Place; and (3) Riverside Drive from 158th to Dyckman Streets.
The first section of the Boulevard, from 59th to 155th Streets, was opened in 1868, replacing the Bloomingdale Road as far as 107th Street and then continuing on the line of Eleventh Avenue. In 1873 the Boulevard was extended an additional block along the line of Eleventh Avenue to 156th Street, whence it turned west and followed Hudson River north to Inwood, where it turned inland again, meeting Kingsbridge Road at Dyckman Street.
In 1894 all of the extended Boulevard north of 156th Street was renamed Lafayette Boulevard. This allowed just plain "Boulevard" to continue on the line of Eleventh Avenue to 169th Street, where it met Kingsbridge Road. In 1899 the entire Boulevard as it then existed, from 59th Street north to to 169th Street, was made a continuation of Broadway.
In 1905 Lafayette Boulevard north of 158th Street was made a continuation of Riverside Drive, which met it at that point. The short link of Lafayette Boulevard between Broadway and Riverside Drive was renamed Audubon Place and later Edward M. Morgan Place
Bousal's Wharf. (n.d.) Listed by Post. Probably a typesetter's error for Bonsal's Wharf.
Bowery Lane, Road, Etc. (E18-E19) This name has had many spelling variants.including Bouwerie, Bowry, Bowre and Boree, etc. (See Spellings and Misspellings) It was also variously called a street, road, way or lane before--and even after--it was officially shortened to "The Bowery" in 1813 (see below). It was part of the earliest road leading out of the city, laid out in 1625 to serve a series of farms (bouweries) allotted to settlers by the Dutch West India Company. Two of these farms were later acquired by Peter Stuyvesant, forming the core of the governor's Great Bowery (See Stuyvesant Farm Grid). Although bouwerie is a Dutch word, it is unclear whether the Dutch themselves used it as a street name. Documents of the Dutch period refer to the road simply as "the highway," "the wagon way" and similar generic terms. The road was "commonly called the Bowry Lane or Highway" by the 1690s.
Bowery Place. (M19) At the rear of No. 49 Chrystie Street, west side between Canal and Hester Streets.
Bowery, The. .(part) The Bowery Lane or Road of the colonial period ran from Chatham Square to today's 23rd Street. The present Bowery retains that name only as far as East 6th Street. From 6th to 14th Streets it is now Fourth Avenue. From 17th to 23rd Streets it is now part of Broadway. The section between 14th and 17th Streets was eliminated with the creation of Union Square. See also Weckquasgeck Road and Union Place.
Bowling Green. (L17-E18) Not the present Bowling Green, which dates from 1733, but an early name for the present Cherry Street. It led past Richard Sackett’s Cherry Garden, a place of public entertainment that featured a bowling green and was also known by that name. See also Sackett Street and Gardens.
Bowne's Wharf (1). (E19) At the foot of Pine Street. See below and also Browne's Wharf.
Bowne's Wharf (2). (L18-E19) On the East River between Burling and Beekman Slips. The 1797 Taylor-Roberts plan misspells it Bown's. Bowne and Company, founded in 1775, still exists and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Boyer Jori's (or Jorisen's) Path. See Burger's Path.
Branner Street. See Brannon Street.
Brannon Street. (L18-E19) Prior to 1807, the name of Spring Street west of Sixth Avenue. The eponymous Brannon was the keeper of "a noted public house and garden" at the southwest corner of Hudson Street.
Breede Weg. (L17-E18) On the Selyns list. Also spelled Breedweg or Breedwegh. These are Dutch forms of the English name Broadway.
Brennan Street. See Brannon Street.
Brevoort Place. (M-L19) East 10th Street between Broadway and University Place.
Brewer Street. See Brouwers Straet.
Brewers Hill. (n.d.) An early name for Gold Street.
Bride Street. ( E19) According to Post, a former name of Minetta Street from Bleecker Street to the bend. This name is on the 1817 Poppleton map but the alignment shown is slightly west of the present Minetta Street.
Bridge Lane. See Brugh Steegh.
Bridge Street (1). (n.d.) According to Post, a former name of [part of?] Elm Street.
Bridge Street (2). (n.d.) According to Post, a former name of Ridge Street, but possibly just a transcription error.
Bridge Street Alley. (M19)..Ran from the north side of the present Bridge Street between Whitehall and State Streets.
Bridgens Cross Road. (L18-E19) Also called Bridgen's Road or simply Cross Road, it ran from the Eastern Post Road at 41st Street northwest to the Bloomingdale Road between 43rd and 44th Streets. By 1805 it was called Steuben Street and was later Low's Lane.
Broad Row. See West Washington Market (1).
Broad Street Market (1). (L17-M18) Also called the Exchange Market. At Broad and Water Streets from 1692 to 1746.
Broad Street Market (2). See Flatten Barrack Market.
Broad Street Wharf and Slip. See Exchange Slip.
Broad Wagon Way. (L17?) According to Post, a name for Broadway between Bowling Green and Vesey Street.
Broad Way Street. (E18) The present Broad Street.
Broadway Market (1). (M18) See Oswego Market (1).
Broadway Market (2). (L19) Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets, 1871-18??.
Broadway Shambles. (M17-E18) A meat market at what is now Bowling Green. According to Stokes, 1684-1707, but De Voe dates it from 1658.
Brook Street. (L18) An early name of Hancock Street.
Brooklyn Ferry Stairs (1). (E19) At Fly Market Slip, at the foot of Maiden Lane.
Brooklyn Ferry Stairs (2) . (E19) At Catharine Slip.
Brooks Street. (L18?-E19) Now Centre Street from Worth to Hester Streets. Became part of Collect Street in 1809.
Broome Slip. (M-L19) From Mangin to East Streets at the foot of Broome Street.
Broome Street. See Delancey Farm Grid.
Brouwers Straat. (M-L17) So spelled on both the de Sille and Selyns lists. Anglicized as Brewer Street on the Nicolls list, it is now Stone Street between Broad and Whitehall Streets. The Dutch West India Company's brewery was located there. Also spelled Brower, Bruer, etc.
Browne's Wharf. (n.d.) According to Post, at the foot of Pine Street. Probably a misspelling of Bowne's Wharf. See also Brownjohn's Wharf and Bruces's Wharf.
Browning's Court. (M19) Rear of 47 Clinton Street between Stanton and Rivington Streets.
Brownjohn's Wharf. (L18) At the foot of Pine Street, circa 1770-80.
Bruce's Dock. (E19) On the Hudson River opposite what is now West Houston Street. See also Funnel & Brucesï¿½s Dock..
Bruce's Wharf. (L18) At the foot of Pine Street, circa 1797.
Bruges Street. (E19) In the Stuyvesant Farm Grid, a street parallel to and eight blocks south of Stuyvesant Street.
Brugh Steegh. (M-L17) Stokes Landmark Reference Key (3:995) says this lane ran from Pearl to Bridge Streets, but his map and key to the Dutch grants (2:381 and C. Pl. 87) clearly show it running from Stone to Bridge. A narrower passage, referred to as "the church lane," continued through the block from Bridge to Pearl Street. Both are shown on the 1660 Castello Plan but were gone by 1695.
Brugh Straet. (M-L17) This appears to have been the most frequent Dutch spelling of what is now Bridge Street between Broad and Whitehall Streets. However, it is Bruch Straet on the de Sille list and Brug Straet on the Selyns list.
Buchanan's Dock. (E19) On the East River between Market and Pike Streets.
Buchanan's Wharf. (E19) On the East River between Pike and Rutgers Slips.
Buckley Street. (E19) A former street in Manhattanville. It ran parallel to and one block south of Manhattan Street (the present West 125th Street) from Bloomingdale Road west to Cove Street.
Budd Street. (E19) Changed to Van Dam Street in 1807.
Buena Vista Avenue. (L19-E20) Now Haven Avenue.
Buer's Straat. See Beur's Straat.
Bullock Street. (L18-E19) Now Broome Street from Sullivan Street to the East River. The name Bullock Street originally applied only to the part in the Delancey Farm grid. It was extended westward in the late 18th century by the absorption of streets previously named Hevins (or St. Hevins) Street, Orchard Street, William Street (1), and Bayard's Lane. Bullock Street was renamed Broome Street in 1806.
Burger Jousens Path. See Burgher's Path.
Burgher's Path. (M17-E18) A lane from Stone Street to the shore at Pearl Streets. It is now the southwest side of Hanover Square and part of Old Slip. The name derives not from burgher but from the given name of Burgert Jorissen, a blacksmith.
Burling Lane. (E-M19) An old road beginning at Broadway between 17th and 18th Streets and running west to a point near Sixth Avenue and 16th Street.
Burling Slip. (M18-E20 It was Van Clyff's Slip in the 1690s. By the 1730s it was also being called Lyons Slip and Rodman's Slip. The name Burling Slip is mentioned in the 1740s and appears to have won out by 1767, according to du Simitiere. The slip was filled in 1833. The resulting street from Pearl Street to the East River continued to be called Burling Slip until 1931, when it was made part of John Street. However, the old name has regained some currency since the creation of the South Street Seaport Historic District. See Wharves, Piers and Slips.
Burling's Market. (M18) At Burling Slip, 1746-ca. 1760.
Burnet(t) Street. See Burnet’s Key.
Burnet's Key. (E-L18) Built prior to 1730 on the East River between Wall Street and Maiden Lane. By 1767 it had been extended northeast along the shore to John Street. The street on the upland side, now part of Water Street, was sometimes called Burnet Street. As the shoreline was pushed farther out, the street along the bulkhead became part of Front Street. See Wharves, Piers and Slips.
Burr Street. (L18-E19) A former name of Charlton Street which, circa 1800, led to the home of Aaron Burr.
Burrows Street. (E19) Now Grove Street. It opened as Columbia Street in 1811, was changed to Burrows Street in 1813, and was renamed Grove Street in 1829, probably to avoid confusion with Barrow Street.
Burton Street. (L18?-E19) Now the part of Leroy Street from Bleecker Street to the angle just west Seventh Avenue South, where Burton Street formerly dead-ended at the Trinity Parish Cemetery. The original Leroy Street had stopped at Hudson Street. In 1845 it was continued east through the cemetery to meet Burton Street, which it absorbed in 1847. . Part of the cemetery later became Hudson Park. Post says Burton Street was between Bleecker and Cornelia Streets, an error repeated in Stokes' Landmark Reference Key.
Bushwick Street. (E-M19?) According to Post, a former name of Tompkins Street.
Bussing's Point Road. (E-M19) An old road that branched from the former Kingsbridge Road at what is now Bradhurst Avenue between 143rd and 144th Streets. It ran northeast and then north in the vicinity of Eighth Avenue. With the opening of the Macomb's Dam Bridge in 1815, this road was realigned, widened and extended to the bridge at 155th Street The improved road ran on what is now Eighth Avenue from 145th to 149th Streets. From there to the bridge it ran on what was later called Macomb's Lane and is now Macombs Place.
Bussing's Wharf. (E19) At the foot of Cortlandt Street, north side.
Buttermilk Market. See Bear Market.
Byrd Street. (E19) A former street in Manhattanville. It was three blocks north of, and roughly parallel to, Manhattan Street, the present West 125th Street.
Byvanck Street. (L18) An early name for Fir Street..
Byvanck's Wharf. (E19) On the East River between Beekman Street and Peck Slip.
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