Old Streets of New York
"C" Streets of New York
Corlaers or Corlears Hook.
C Street. (L19-E20) Changed to Staff Street in 1921. See Lettered Streets.
Cabrini Boulevard. The north end of Cabrini Boulevard, where it turns east and meets Fort Washington Avenue, was renamed Margaret Corbin Plaza in 1977. See Northern Avenue.
Cambridge Place. (L19) West 125th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
Camden Place. (M-L19) A row of eight houses on East 11th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C.
Canal Street Basin. (E19) Built in 1810, it occupied the area from Washington to West Streets between Spring Street and what was then the projected north line of Broome Street. In 1820 it was filled and Canal Street was continued through it, dividing it into two triangles. The southerly triangle became Canal Street Park. The northerly triangle was later the site of the Clinton Market.
Cannon Street. (part) Originally ran from Grand Street north to Houston Street between Columbia and Lewis Streets. It was demapped for housing projects in the 1950s except for the block between Broome Street and Delancey Street South.
Cannon's Dock. (L18-E19) At the foot of Broome Street, east of Goerck Street.
Cannon's Wharf. (E-M18) Built before 1730 on the East River between Beekman Street and what is now Fulton Street.
Capsie or Capske Street. See Copsey.
Cardinal Place. (E-M20) Laid out as a rear accessway for the U.S. Courthouse at Foley Square, it initially ran from Duane to Pearl Streets. It was named Cardinal Place in 1932. In 1941 it was renamed Cardinal Hayes Place and extended to Worth Street. The extension was closed about 1960 for the Chatham Towers housing development. See also City Hall Place.
Carman Place. (L19-E20) Amsterdam Avenue between 152nd and 153rd Streets.
Carman Street. A variant spelling of the present Carmine Street.
Carman's Wharf. (E19) On the west side of Washington Street between Morris (1) and Rector Streets.
Carmer Street. (L18) According to du Simitière (1767), a name for the present Beaver Street between Broad and William Streets.
Caroline Street. (E19-L20) A street formerly running from the head of Duane Street Basin, at Duane Street, to Harrison Street between West and Washington Streets. The block from Jay to Harrison Street was closed by 1836.. The block from Duane to Jay Street was closed in 1970.
Carroll Place. (M-L19) Bleecker Street between Thompson Street and the present LaGuardia Place.
Cart and Horse Street. See Horse and Cart Street.
Cartman's Arcade. (M19) Formerly at the rear of 171 Delancey Street, south side, between Clinton and Attorney Streets. The site is now covered by the Williamsburg Bridge approach.
Carver Boulevard. Promoted in 1953 as a new name for Seventh Avenue from 110th to 155th Streets. A Local Law changing the name was introduced in the City Council on March 24, 1953, but was withdrawn two days later. It is now Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.
Cat Hollow. (E-M19?) Acording to Harlow, a local name for Anthony Street (now Worth Street) from the Collect to the Five Points.
Catharine Alley (2). (L19) Ran from Cherry to South Streets between Catharine and Market Streets.
Catharine Alley or Place (1). (L18-M19) The existing Catharine Lane was so named as early as 1797, but has also been called both an alley and a place.
Catharine Market. (L18-L19) In Catharine Slip from 1786 to ca. 1910. Initially ran from Cherry to Water Street, later extended to the present South Street.
Catharine Slip. (curr.) At the foot of the present Catharine Street. It was built in the 1780s, extended outward in stages, and entirely filled by 1814. The filled-in area from Cherry to South Streets is still called Catherine Slip. [S]
Catharine Street (1). (L18-E19) Now Worth Street between Hudson and Centre Streets. Sometimes called Little Catharine Street. It had become Anthony Street by 1804 and was renamed Worth Street in 1855.
Catharine Street (2). (M-L18?) According to Post, a former name of Pearl Street between Broadway and Elm Street. See also Magazine Street.
Catharine Street (3). (M-L18?) According to Post, a former name of Harrison Street.
Catharine Street (4). (E19) Now Waverly Place between Christopher and Bank Streets. It was changed to Factory Street in 1813 and to Waverly Place in 1853.
Catharine Street (5). (L18-E19) A former name of Mulberry Street between Bayard and Bleecker Streets. Known as Ryndert Street in 1767, it was labeled Catherine Street in 1797 but had become part of Mulberry Street by 1803.
Cathedral Parkway. (part) West 110th Street from Seventh Avenue to Riverside Drive was renamed Cathedral Parkway in 1891. In 1965 the part from Seventh to Eighth Avenues was included in Central Park North.
Cato's Lane. (E-M19) According to Dunshee, a lane leading from the Eastern Post Road, at a point between 52nd and 53rd Streets, to the East River between 50th and 51st Streets. The name derived from a popular roadhouse nearby. See Cato's Road below.
Cato's Road. (E-M19) From about 1805 to 1853 Cato's was a popular tavern or roadhouse on the Eastern Post Road at 54th Street near Second Avenue. After the opening of Third Avenue in that area (circa 1815), the name Cato's Road became attached to the part of the Eastern Post Road east of Third Avenue on which the tavern was located. It intersected Third Avenue at 45th Street and again at 65th Streets.
Cattle Market. (M17) Broadway near Morris Street (1).
Cedar Street. (part) The block from Nassau to William Street was closed in 1956 for Chase Manhattan Plaza. Cedar Street from Washington to Greenwich Street was closed about 1971 for Bankers Trust Plaza.
Central Market. (L19) East side of Broadway from 48th to 49th Streets.
Centre Market. (E19-E20) Bounded by Grande, Broome and Centre Streets and Centre Market Place, 1817-ca. 1905.
Centre Row. See West Washington Market (1).
Chapel Street (1) . (L18-M19) This name refers to the chapel of King's College. It was used by 1767 for what is now West Broadway from Barclay to Reade Street. As the city grew, the street and the name were extended to Canal Street. In 1831 the two blocks of Chapel Street between Murray and Barclay Streets were renamed College Place. For nearly 20 years thereafter, mapmakers and directory publishers appear to have been confused over which name to use and how much of the street it applied to. Chapel Street was gone by 1850, superseded by College Place from Barclay to Chambers Streets and by West Broadway from Chambers to Canal Streets.
Chapel Street (2). (M-L18) An alternate name for Beekman Street mentioned by du Simitiëre in 1767. In this case the name refers to St George’s Chapel, dedicated in 1752.
Charles Alley. (M19) Now Charles Lane.
Charles Street. See Van Ness Place.
Charlotte Slip. (L18-E19) Became Pike Slip in 1813 and was filled about 1835. The filled-in area from Cherry to South Streets is still called Pike Slip.
Charlotte Street. (L18-E19) Laid out and so called by 1797. In 1813 it was renamed Pike Street for General Zebulon Pike (of Pike’s Peak fame) who been killed in the American assault on York, Ontario, earlier that year.
Chatham Street or Chatham Row. (L18-L19) Now Park Row. It was named Chatham Street in 1774. By the end of the 18th Century, the part fronting the present City Hall Park was often called Chatham Row. This had given way to Park Row by the 1860s. The remainder of Chatham Street, from Frankfort Street to Chatham Square, was renamed Park Row in 1886.
Cheapside Street. (L18-E19) Renamed Hamilton Street in 1827. Closed in the 1930s.
Cheeseman Street. (E19) Listed by Post with no location given. Mentioned in the Minutes of the Common Council in 1806 in connection with ground taken for regulation of "Cheeseman & Steuben Streets." See Steuben Street.
Chelsea Cottages. (M-L19) A row on West 24th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. See Place, Row and Terrace..
Chelsea Square. A name officially applied in 1886 to the General Theological Seminary block bounded by West 20th and 21st Streets and Ninth and Tenth Avenues.
Cherokee Place. (part) The block of Cherokee Place between East 76th and East 77th Streets was closed in 1942 but survives as a walkway at the edge of John Jay Park.
Cherry Lane (1). (L18-E19) . Led from Bloomingdale Road to a point about 200 feet west of the present West End Avenue between 101st and 102nd Streets.
Cherry Lane (2). (n.d.) Often said to be a former name of Commerce Street. It is not listed by Post or in Stokes. The name Commerce Street was in use by 1803.
Cherry Street. (part) Cherry Street between Franklin Squatre and Catharine Street was eliminated in the mid-20th century for the Alfred E. Smith Houses and connecting ramps to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Chester Street. (E19) Now West 4th Street between Bank and Christopher Streets. It was called Chester Street by 1803, then William Street, then Asylum Street. It became part of 4th Street in 1833, before the numbered streets were divided into east and west. See Numbered Streets.
Chestnut Street (1). (L18-M20) Ran from Madison Street to Oak Street between Pearl and Roosevelt Streets. Part of it was closed in 1957 and the balance in 1966.
Chestnut Street (2). (L18-E19) A former name of Howard Street between Broadway and Mercer Streets. A 1797 map shows it continuing to a point halfway between Mercer and Greene Streets but that stub was gone by 1807. See also Clermont Street (2).
Chrystie Street. (n.d.) In addition to the present Chrystie Street this was, according to Post, a former name of the present Cherry Street.
Church Lane (1). (L17-M19) A street in the old village of Harlem. Earlier called the Great Way, it was renamed after the opening of the Dutch Church at Harlem about 1665. It ran from southwest to northeast, passing diagonally through what is now the intersection of First Avenue and East 125th Street.
Church Lane (2). (M-L17) See Brugh Steegh.
Church Street (1). (part) In 1869 Church Street was extended south from Fulton Street by cutting through the three blocks to Liberty Street; annexing Trinity Place; and then continuing an additional block to meet Greenwich Street at Morris Street (1). The extension was sometimes called New Church Street. About 1900, the name Trinity Place was restored to the part south of Liberty Street.
Church Street (2). (L17-E18?) The present Exchange Alley and Exchange Place, where a Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1693. See Garden Street.
Cingel Or Singel, The. (M-L17) The Cingel was the city wall of New Amsterdam. As a street name, it refers to the lane immediately inside the wall, now Wall Street from Broadway to Pearl Street. It is spelled Singel on the de Sille list and Cingel on the Nicolls list. Selyns called it Langs de Wal. It also appears as Single and Cingle.
Circle, The. See Grand Circle.
City Hall Lane. (M-L17) Also called Hall Lane and Stadt Huys or State House Lane. All were names for Coenties Alley, which was adjacent to the 1642 Stadt Huys or City Hall, which was demolished in 1700. The foundations of the building were uncovered by archeologists in the 1980s and are preserved under glass set into the sidewalk on the west side of Pearl Street.
City Hall Place. (M19-E20) Ran from Pearl to Chambers Street, one block west of Park Row. The part from Duane to Chambers Street was closed about 1908 for the construction of the Municipal Building. The remaining block of City Hall Place, which ran along the west side of St Andrew’s Church, was closed about 1930 to provide a larger site for the Federal Courthouse on Foley Square. At the same time a new street, Cardinal Place, was created on the east side of the church. See also Augustus Street.
City Hall Slip. (M-L17?) A former name of Coenties Slip.
City Hall Square. (M-L19) A name bestowed in 1848 on the part of Chatham Street opposite City Hall Park, from Ann Street to Tryon Row. It is now part of Park Row.
City's Pier. See Albany Pier (1).
Clark Street. (E19-E20) Absorbed into the right-of-way of Sixth Avenue in the 1920s when that avenue was extended southward for the IND subway. What was formerly the west side of Clark Street is now the west side of Sixth Avenue between Broome and Spring Streets.
Clark(e)'s Wharf (1). (L18) In 1797, between Roosevelt and James Streets.
Clark(e)'s Wharf (2). (E19) Between Dover and Roosevelt Streets.
Clark(e)'s Wharf (3). (E19) On the East River, just west of Beekman Street.
Clark's Slip. (M18) Circa 1740, a name for the slip at the foot of Wall Street. Later known as Coffee House Slip.
Clarkson's Wharf. (E19) On the Hudson between Jay and Harrison Streets.
Clason's or Clawson's Wharf (1). South of Water Street between Catherine and Market Streets.
Clason's or Clawson's Wharf (2). (L18-E19) South of Cherry Street on the east side of Pike Slip.
Cleft Street. See Cliff Street.
Clendenning's Lane. (E19-L19) Ran from the Bloomingdale Road, between 102nd and 103rd Streets, east and northeast to a point on 105th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues; thence east along the south side of 105th Street nearly to Central Park West. A trace of Clendenning's Lane remains in the property line between lots 17 and 45 in Block 1859. Note that Post misspells this name Clenderring's.
Clermont Street (1). (L18-E19) Changed to Mercer Street by 1807.
Clermont Street (2). (L18?) A former name of the present Howard Street. Also at one point part of Hester Street.
Cleveland Square. (E20) In 1907 this name was bestowed on "[t]he public place which is to front the Manhattan Terminal of the new Manhattan Bridge." Most of this area is now covered by the Confucius Plaza apartments.
Cliff Avenue. (L19-E20?) A street parallel to and west of Eighth Avenue from 130th to 133rd Streets. It became part of St. Nicholas Terrace about 1900.
Cliff Street. (part) Cliff Street formerly extended north beyond the Brooklyn Bridge. The part north of Frankfort Street was closed in 1957. In 1966 the section between Beekman and Frankfort Streets was eliminated, while the part from Fulton to Beekman became a pedestrian street within the Southbridge Towers housing development. See also Skinner Street.
Clift Street. See Cliff Street.
Clinton Alley. (M-L19) Ran from Clinton to Suffolk Streets between Rivington and Delancey Streets.
Clinton Court. (L19-E20) A rear alley or court on the south side of West 8th Street between Macdougal Street and Sixth Avenue.
Clinton Market. (E-M19) Occupied the triangular block from Washington to West Streets between Canal and Spring Streets, 1829-1860.
Clinton Place. (M19-E20) The former name of Eighth Street from the Bowery west to Sixth Avenue. It was used into the early 20th Century.
Clist Street. See Cliff Street.
Coenties Alley. (E18-L20) Earlier called Coenties Lane. Closed about 1980, it is now part of a small plaza behind 85 Broad Street, between Pearl and Stone Streets.
Coenties Key Market. (L18) Mentioned in 1699, this may have been either the Coenties Market (see below) or the Countess Key Market, later known as the Fly Market.
Coenties Market. (L17-L18) Also called the Great Fish Market. Coenties Slip at Pearl Street, 1691-ca. 1780.
Coenties Pier. See Albany Pier (1).
Coenties Slip. (part) Begun in 1696 and progressively enlarged and shifted outward with the expansion of the Manhattan shoreline. The slip was filled to South Street about 1880. Only the apex, between Pearl and Water Streets, retains its historic name. The part from Water to South Streets, formerly Jeannette Park, is now the site of the New York City Vietnam War Memorial.
Coenties Slip East and Coenties Slip West. (M19?-M20) The streets on either side of the former Jeannette Park between Water and South Streets. They were closed in the 1960s.
Coffee House Bridge. (L18) This structure, built before 1770, was at the foot of Wall Street beween the present Water and Front Streets. It was in part a pier and in part a bridge over a sewer.
Coffee House Slip. (L18-M19) The slip at the foot of Wall Street, earlier called Clark’s Slip and Meal Market Slip. It was known as Coffee House Slip by 1797. Although filled in 1834, the space between the new piers at South Street was still called Coffee House Slip in the 1850s.
Cold Spring Road. (E20) Ran from 218th Street and Indian Road south and west to Emerson Place. It is now within Isham Park.
Colden Street. (E19) A former name of Duane Street from Centre Street east to its terminus at Rose Street. Part of it is now St. Andrew's Plaza. See also Barley Street.
Cole Street. (n.d.) Listed by Post but with no location given.
Collays Place. (L19) East 3rd Street between Avenue B and Avenue C.
Collect Market. (E19) A market that existed from 1809 to 1817 on or near the south side of Walker Street between Broadway and Cortlandt Alley. Also known as the Arsenal Market and the Mosquito Market.
Collect Street. (E19) Laid out by 1807 and opened from Pearl to Anthony Street in 1808. It absorbed Brooks Street in 1809, thereby extending the name to Hester Street, where it gave way to Rynders Street. In 1828 Collect Street and Rynders Street were combined under the name Centre Street.
College Place. (E-L19) A former name for what is now West Broadway from Barclay to Canal Streets. It originally (1831) applied to what had been the two blocks of Chapel Street between Barclay and Murray Streets. By the 1850s College Place appears to have supplanted Chapel Street as far north as Chambers Street. There it became West Broadway as far as Canal Street. College Place was merged into West Broadway in 1895. See also Laurens Street and Concord Street.
Colonial Park. (L19-L20) Renamed Jackie Robinson Park in 1978.
Colonial Parkway. (E20) Edgecombe Avenue was renamed Colonial Parkway on May 8, 1908. The change was rescinded on April 22, 1913.
Colonnade Row (1). (L19) West 43rd Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
Colonnade Row (2). See LaGrange Terrace.
Columbia Place. (M-L19) An alley or rear court on the south side of East 8th Street between Avenue C and Avenue D.
Columbia Street (1). (part) The present Columbia Street once ran from Grand Street to Houston Street (1). The part between Grand and Delancey Streets was renamed Abraham E Kazan Street in 1969. See also Delancey Farm Grid.
Columbia Street (2). (E19) The present Grove Street, from Bleecker Street to the Trinity Farm property line just west of Bedford St, was called Columbia Street in 1803. It was extended west to Hudson Street in 1811. Two years earlier, Cozine Street, had been opened between Bleecker and Christopher Streets. In 1813 Columbia Street and Cozine Street were combined under the name Burrows Street. Burrows Street was renamed Grove Street in 1829, probably to end confusion with nearby Barrow Street.
Columbia Street (3) or Columbian Alley. (E-M19?) According to Post, Former names Of Jersey Street.
Columbus Avenue. (part) Ninth Avenue north of 59th Street was renamed Columbus Avenue in 1890. Columbus Avenue now ends at West 110th Street/Cathedral Parkway. Until 1904 it included what is now Morningside Avenue from 116th Street northward. Some maps of that period also show the name Columbus Avenue for the part of Ninth Avenue from 201st Street northward.
Comfort's Dock. (E18) Circa 1730, on the Hudson River near the foot of Stone Street (3), the present Thames Street.
Common Ditch, The. See Heere Graft.
Common Highway, The. (L17) Usually means Broadway between Bowling Green and Vesey Street, but this generic term can refer to other early roads such as the present Bowery.
Common or Commons, The. (L18-E19) Now City Hall Park.
Commons Street. (M18-E19?) Now the part of Park Row opposite City Hall Park.
Company's Valley, The. (E-M17?) An early name for Beaver Street between Broadway and Broad Street. The name refers to the Dutch West India Company.
Concord Street. (L18-E19) Probably the original name (ca. 1788) for what is now West Broadway north of Canal Street. See also Fourth Street (2), Laurens Street and South Fifth Avenue.
Congress Place. (L19) An alley off of Congress Street (1).
Congress Street (1). (M19-E20) A block-long street that was incorporated into the southward extension of Sixth Avenue in the 1920s. What was the west side of Congress Street is now the west side of Sixth Avenue between Houston and King Streets.
Congress Street (2). (L18) A name briefly applied (circa 1793) to what is now Pine Street.
Constable's Wharf. (L18-E19) On the East River between Coenties Slip and Old Slip.
Convent Hill. (L19-E20) A former name for the block of West 130th Street between Convent and St. Nicholas Avenues.
Cooper Street. (L18) Changed to Fletcher Street about 1793.
Cop Street. See Copsey Street.
Copsey or Copsie Street. (L18) Changed to State Street in 1793.
Corbin Place. (E20) A short-cut in the former northerly loop of Fort Washington Avenue, which is now within Fort Tryon Park. It is now the east-west park roadway directly south of The Cloisters.
Corlaers or Corlears Hook. This point of land on the East River was also called Crown Point during the British period. It was an important landmark for navigators for 300 years. On older maps and documents it is usually spelled Corlaers, but since the early19th Century the spelling has been anglicized to Corlears. It was named after Jacobus van Corlaer, who settled there prior to 1640. The original location of Corlaers Hook is now obscured by shoreline landfill. It was near the east end of the present pedestrian bridge over the FDR Drive near Cherry Street.
Corlears Hook Market. (E19) Originally called the Grand Street Market (1) but better known by this name. It was located on Grand Street at Goerck Street from 1806 to 1819.
Corlears Street. (E19-M20) Ran parallel to and northeast of Jackson Street, from Grand to South Streets. It was obliterated by a series of demappings between 1939 and 1959, and its site is now covered by parks and housing developments.
Cornelia Street (1). (E19) For a time in the mid-1820s Greenwich Village had two Cornelia Streets. One has kept the name. The other is now West 12th Street between Greenwich Street and West 4th Street. See also Troy Street, Scott Street and Cornelius Street.
Cornelia Street (2). (L18-E19) Another Cornelia Street was in the Stuyvesant Farm Grid, parallel to and four blocks east of the Bowery.
Cornelia Street (3). See Cornelius Street (1) below.
Cornelius Street (1). (E19) One of several streets in the vanished grid laid out about 1805 for the subdivision of the Kips Bay Farm. It ran from about 27th to 31st Streets between First and Second Avenues. Some sources call it Cornelia Street (3), as on the Randel Farm Map and Stokes 3:610.
Cornelius Street (2). (E19) A street in the projected northerly extension of the Bayard West Farm Grid shown on the 1803 Mangin-Goerck Plan. It would have run from the Bowery west to Sullivan Street in the vicinity of the present 18th Street.
Corporation Basin. (E19) Built in 1806-07 in the space bounded by West, Washington, Fulton and Vesey Streets. It was filled in 1812 and the ground used for the original Washington Market, which became part of the World Trade Center site.
Corporation Dock (1). (L18-E19) On the Hudson River at the foot of Fulton Street, it was built 1771-75 when the shoreline was at Greenwich Street. By 1797 it had been rebuilt from Washington Street. This dock was later the south edge of the Corporation Basin.
Corporation Dock (2). (E19) On the East River just east of Montgomery Street.
Corporation Market. See Bear Market.
Corporation Pier. See Albany Pier (1).
Cortlandt Place. (n.d.) According to Post, formerly at the rear of 388 Broadway.
Cortlandt Slip. .(M-L18) See Mesier’s Slip.
Cortlandt Street. (part) The part from West to Church Streets was closed in 1967 for the World Trade Center.
Cosmopolitan Court. (L19) Rear of 32 West 13th Street.
Cottage Place (1). (M19-E20) Another name for Hancock Street. Post lists it as a former name but Stokes, writing in the early 20th Century, says it is still alternately used.
Cottage Place (2). (M19) East 3rd Street between Avenue B and Avenue C. This may have been an alley or court rather than a frontage row.
Cottage Row (1). (M19?) According to Post, Fourth Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets. The 1852 Dripps Map shows, but does not label, two rows of large houses set back from either side of the street.
Cottage Row (2). (M19) According to Doggett (1850), Fourth Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets. Here the 1852 Dripps Map shows, but does not label, a row of small houses set well back from the east side of the avenue.
Countess Key Market. See Fly Market.
Countess Slip (1) or Countess Key Slip. See Fly Market Slip.
Countess Slip (2). See Coenties Slip.
Country and Fish Market. (E-M19) Circa 1830s, a building or special area within the Washington Market.
Country Row. See West Washington Market (1).
Cove Street. (E19) A former street in Manhattanville. It was roughly parallel to and two blocks west of Bloomingdale Road.
Cow Bay. (M19) According to Anbinder, a local name for the dead end portion of Little Water Street north of Anthony Street. It was closed about 1850.
Cozine Street. (E19) Now the part of Grove Street east of Bleecker Street. In 1813 it became part of Burrows Street along with the former Columbia Street (2). Burrows Street was renamed Grove Street in 1829.
Crabapple Street. A former name of Pike Street.
Crane Wharf. (L18-E19) Now Beekman Street from Water to South Streets. The name was originally applied to a wharf, at what is now Water Street, that was a equipped with a large crane. A pier built out from the shore also took the name Crane Wharf. With the filling in of the shoreline on either side, the former pier gradually became a street but continued to be called Crane Wharf. In the early 1820s Beekman Street was cut through from Pearl to Water Streets. Crane Wharf was made part of Beekman Street in 1825.
Crittenden Place East. (E20) A narrow road formerly branching from the east side of Crittenden Place at at about the line of 189th Street and running north to what is now the west side of Cabrini Boulevard at about 192nd Street.
Cromeline's Wharf. (M18) Between Old Slip and Wall Street, circa 1761.
Cropsie Street. See Copsey Street.
Crosby Place. (L19-E20) A street laid out in the 1890s and now within Inwood Hill Park. It was connected at both ends with the curving Prescott Avenue.
Cross Lane. (E19-L20) An alley laid out in 1806 and “received as a public street” in 1822. Beginning at Bleecker Street near Mott, it ran north to the middle of the block, then west to a point about 150 feet east of Broadway, then north again, crossing Bond and Great Jones Street to a dead end about 45 feet south of East 4th Street. Lafayette Street later cut the alley into two L-shaped sections. The part east of Lafayette Street is usually called Shinbone Alley. The part west of Lafayette Street is usually called Jones Alley or Great Jones Alley, although the name Cross Lane still appears on a 1989 City Planning Department map.
Cross Road. See Low’s Lane.
Cross Street. (M18-M19) What is left of it is now Mosco Street and a part of Centre Street. In the 1750s Cross Street ran from Mott Street southwest to the Collect Pond. After the Collect was filled in Cross Street was extended to City Hall Park. About 1835 the part between Park Row and Duane Street was incorporated into Centre Street. The remainder was renamed Park Street in 1854. A century later most of Park Street had been demapped for the construction of Columbus Park and the courthouses on Foley Square. The single remaining block was renamed Mosco Street in 1982.
Croton Market. (L19) North side of 42nd between Lexington and Park Avenues. Built or begun in 1869 but apparently short lived.
Croton Street. (L19-E20). Formerly a block-long street between Amsterdam and Audubon Avenues, just north of West 165th Street. Part of its angled north street line is now the north side of McKenna Square. Listed by Post with no location given.
Crown Market. (L18) . On the north side of Crown Street near Washington Street in 1771. Destroyed in the "great fire" of 1776. Also called Thurman and Mesier's Market.
Crown Point Street (1). (L18) The present Water Street east of Montgomery Street.
Crown Point Street (2). (n.d.) According to Post, an old name of Corlears Street.
Crown Point, Road to. (M-L18) Crown Point was the preferred British name for Corlears Hook, an important landmark for navigators. Crown Point gave its name to three different roads leading to it. One was the Road to Crown Point. On the 1766 Montresor Plan it is shown slightly north of Grand Street, which soon supplanted it. According to Post , Grand Street itself was once called Crown Point Road.
Crown Street. (L17-L18) The present Liberty Street and the present Maiden Lane between Liberty and Pearl Streets. The name was changed to Liberty Street in 1793, with the part east of the junction being added to Maiden Lane.
Cruger Street. (L18-E19) A street in the Stuyvesant Farm Grid, .parallel to and eight blocks north of Stuyvesant Street.
Cruger's Wharf . (M-L18) A Wharf, Built Prior To 1754, Between Coenties Slip and Old Slip. It was merged into Water Street by 1794.
Custom House Bridge. (L17-E18) In the 17th and 18th centuries the word bridge was also used to mean what would now be called a pier or dock. This one, the city's earliest public pier, was built in 1659 at what is now the head of Moore Street, opposite the weigh house of the Dutch West India Company. At first it was called the Wijnbruch, meaning wine bridge, or the Weigh House Pier. When the British turned the weigh house into their custom house, the pier became the Custom House Bridge. About 1700 it was also called the Great Bridge. As the adjacent shoreline was pushed outward, the Custom House Bridge evolved into a street, which became Moore Street after the Revolution. See also Custom House Street below.
Custom House Bridge Market. (L17-E18) At Pearl and Moore Streets, 1677-1684 and 1701-1720.
Custom House Street. (E18) A name for Pearl Street between Whitehall Street and Hanover Square. In the Dutch and early British periods, the Custom House was located at Pearl and Moore Streets. See also Custom House Bridge.
Cuylers Alley. (E19-L20) Ran from Water to South Streets between Coenties Slip and Broad Street. It was initially called Mesier's Alley but maps show it as Cuyler's Alley by the 1820s. It was demapped in 1969.
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