Old Streets of New York
"D" Streets of New York
Delancey Farm Grid.
D Street. (L19-E20) Ran parallel to and one block west of Staff Street. It became Daniels Street in 1921. Five years later it was demapped and added to Fort Washington Park. See Lettered Streets.
Dandy Lane. (M19) According to Harlow, a cant name for Little Water Street.
David Street (1). (L18-E19) The former name of Bleecker Street from Broadway to Sixth Avenue.. Its intended name was probably St. David's Street, since that is how it appears on the Bayard West Farm Map. In 1829 it became part of Bleecker Street along with Herring Street. However, see also David Street (3).
David Street (2). (L18-E19?) According to Post, a former name of Clarkson Street between Varick and Hudson Streets. Probably an early and very brief usage. See also Morton Street.
David Street (3). (E19) A name used for Herring Street, at least in the vicinity of the present Perry Street, circa 1810. See also David Street (1).
Davies Place. (L19) West 36th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue.
Dean’s Dock (2). (E19) Built prior to 1808 on the Hudson River at the foot of Murray Street.
Dean's Dock (1). (E18) Built prior to 1730 on the East River between what were later Dover and Roosevelt Streets.
Decatur Place. (M-L19) A former name of East 7th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A..
Delafield's Wharf. (L18-E19) On the East River between Broad Street and Coenties Slip. Built prior to 1797.
Delancey Slip. (M-L19) From Mangin to East Streets at the foot of Delancey Street.
Delancey Square. See Delancey Farm Grid.
Denning's Basin. (E19) Between Warren and Murray Streets.
Denning's Wharf. (E19) Foot of Murray Street.
Depau Place. (M-L19) An alley on the west side of Thompson Street, just south of Bleecker Street.
Depau Row. (M-L19) Part of the south side of Bleecker Street between Thompson and Sullivan Streets.
Depew Place. (L19-E20) A street laid out in 1884 along the east side of the old Grand Central Terminal from East 42nd to East 45th Streets It was closed in 1905 for the construction of the present terminal. Under a 1925 perpetual easement to the city, its upper level is now occupied in part by the northbound ramp carrying Park Avenue around the terminal. A part also remains as an alley to the post office loading docks on the south side of 45th Street.
Depeyster Street. (M18-L20) Laid out before 1755, it ran from Water to South Streets between Pine Street and Maiden Lane. Closed about 1970 for the office buildings known as 88 Pine Street and 180 Maiden Lane.
Depeyster's Lane. (L18-E19) An old road, probably existing by 1785, leading to the farm that is now the site of Columbia University and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.. The Lane ran from Bloomingdale Road, at the present Riverside Drive and 111th Street, to 113th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. Its path can still be seen in the angled sidewalls of two buildings on the west side of Broadway between 111th and 112th Streets.
Depeyster's Wharf. (E19) On the East River at the south line of James Street.
Depot Road or Lane. (M19-E20) Ran from the present Broadway at West 177th Street to the Fort Washington Depot of the Hudson River Rail Road. After Riverside Drive was cut through in 1890, the part between there and Broadway was renamed West 177th Street and the balance was included in Fort Washington Park.
Desbrosses Street. (part) As originally laid out, continued east of Hudson Street nearly to Thompson Street. The part between Hudson and Varick Streets, where it would have made an awkward intersection with Canal Street, was never built despite an Act of the Legislature in 1873. The section between Varick and Thompson Streets was made part of Grand Street in 1823.
Devoe Avenue. See West Washington Market (1).
Dey Street . (part) From Church To West Streets was closed about 1967 For The World Trade Center. See also Dies, Dyes and Batteau .
Dey's or Dies Dock. (M-L18) On the Hudson River at Dey Street, built in 1743.
Diagonal Avenue or Street. (L19) This remnant of the Bloomingdale Road was called Diagonal Avenue (or Street) when it was opened—or rather reopened—in 1876. It was renamed Hamilton Place in 1884.
Dies Street. See Dey Street, also Dyes and Batteau.
Dirty Lane. (M-L17) An anglicization of the Dutch Slyck Steegh, which has been translated both as Dirty Lane and as Muddy Lane. Now South William Street.
Ditch Street. (M-L17?) According to Post, another name for what is now South William Street.
Ditch, The. (M-L17) According to Post, the Heere Graft in what is now Broad Street. However, Stokes Map of the Dutch Grants indicates that the Ditch was also used to refer to the Beaver Graft and to a smaller drainageway in what us now Beaver Street between Broad and William Streets.
Division Street (1). (part) Division Street, once the boundary between the Delancey and Rutgers farms, originally ran from the Bowery to Grand Street. The part between Canal and Jefferson Streets was demapped about 1900 for Seward Park. Division Street between Jefferson and Grand Streets was demapped in the mid-20th Century for the Seward Park Houses.
Division Street (2). (M-L18) An early name for Partition Street, the present Fulton Street west of Broadway.
Dixon's Row. (M-L19) According to Post, this was part of West 110th Street between today's Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, but contemporary directories put it between the present Columbus Avenue and Riverside Drive.
Dock Street (1). (L17-M18) Pearl Street between Whitehall Street and Hanover Square. It was later called Great Dock Street to distinguish it from a newer Dock Street (2) which is now Water Street.
Dock Street (2). (M-L18) Water Street between Coenties Slip and the present Fulton Street. See also Little Dock Street.
Dock Street Wharf. (E-M18) At Pearl Street between Coenties and Old Slips. The outer edge of the wharf later became part of Water Street.
Dominic Street. (n.d.) According to Post, a former name of Downing Street. [S:P]
Donaldson's Dock. (E19) At the foot of Hubert Street.
Donovan's Lane. (M-L19) Two connected alleys, one leading north from Pearl Street, roughly opposite the present Cardinal Hayes Place, the other running west from Baxter Street. Either one led to a notorious cluster of tenements in the interior of the block, described by Anbinder.
Dove Street. (L18-E19) In the Stuyvesant Farm Grid, parallel to and eleven blocks north of Stuyvesant Street.
Dow Street. (L18-E19) In the Stuyvesant Farm Grid, parallel to and six blocks north of Stuyvesant Street.
Downing Place. (E20) A court at the rear of 16 Downing Street between Bleecker and Bedford Streets, apparently the same as Jackson Place.
Drain Ditch or Drain Ditch Lane. (L17?-E18) Now part of Hanover Street. See Sloat Lane.
Dry Dock Street. (E19-M20) Changed to Szold Place in 1951.
Dry Dock, The. (E19-E20) Built by the New York Dry Dock Company at the foot of East 10th Street prior to 1828 and expanded several times. Dry docks were located at or near East 10th Street into the early 20th Century.
Duane Market. (E19) Duane to Reade Streets west of Washington Street, 1807-1830.
Duane Street. (part) Duane Street formerly continued east of Centre Street to Rose Street. The part from Centre Street to Cardinal Hayes Place became St. Andrew’s Plaza in 1973. Duane Street east of Park Row was demapped in 1957. At its western end, the two blocks of Duane Street between Greenwich and West Streets were eliminated in 1970 for the Washington Market Urban Renewal Area.
Duane Street Basin or Duane Street Slip. (E-M19) Between Duane and Reade Streets, built about 1810. See also Caroline Street.
Duck(e) Street. See Duke Street (1).
Duggan Street. (E19) According to Post, a former name for Canal Street between Centre and West Streets. However the“plan of proposed fresh water canal” reproduced in Valentine’s Manual for 1860 shows Duggan Street crossing Broadway at the bridge over the canal, but also being perpendicular to Chapel and Church Streets. Thus, it would have been parallel to and about 100 feet north of the present Lispenard Street.
Duke Street (1). (E-L18) Now Stone Street between Broad Street and Hanover Square.
Duke Street (2). (M18) An early name of Vandewater Street, which is now demapped.
Duncomb Place. (M19-E20) East 128th Street between Second and Third Avenues. See also Dunscomb Place.
Dunham Place. (M19-E20) An alley running south from West 33rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Dunlap & Grant’s Wharf. (E19) Built in 1806, it was south of Water Street between Pike and Market Streets.
Dunning’s Basin. (E19?) Between Warren and Murray Streets.
Dunning’s Wharf. (E19?) On the Hudson River at the foot of Murray Street.
Dunscomb Place. (L19-E20) East 50th Street between First Avenue and Beekman Place. See also Duncomb Place.
Dwars Straet. (M-L17) A Dutch name, meaning cross street, for what is now Exchange Place between Broad and William Streets. Also called Heere Dwars Straet, as on the de Sille list.
Dye, Dyes or Dyers Street. Variants of Dey Street.
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