Old Streets of New York
"E" Streets of New York
Eagle Street. (L18) The former name of Hester Street between the Bowery and Division Street. Eagle Street is also sometimes said to be a former name of Grand Street. This is an error based on the 1789 New-York Directory plan on which Eagle, Pump and Fishers Streets are all shifted one block north. These errors were carried over on the 1791 plan reproduced in Valentines' Manual for 1851. The 1789 plan is reproduced in Cohen & Augustyn.
East 58th Street. (part) The dead-end stub east of Sutton Place was renamed Sutton Square in 1922.
East 82nd Street. (part) The block between East End Avenue and the FDR Drive was renamed Gracie Terrace in 1952.
East 86th Street. (part) The block between East End Avenue and the FDR Drive was renamed Gracie Square in 1929.
East Bank Street. (E19) Ran from Greenwich Avenue near Bank Street northeast to meet Union Road at what is now the south side of 14th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
East Broadway Square. (M19) At East Broadway and Grand Street.
East Clinton Place. (M-L19) Rear of 50 Clinton Street, east side, beween Stanton and Rivington Streets.
East Court. (M19) Ran north from 22nd St near Sixth Avenue.
East Dock. See New Dock.
East George Street. (L18-E19) Renamed Market Street in 1813. Originally just George Street, it was often called "East" to distinguish it from "Little" George Street, the present Spruce Street, and Great George Street, which is now part of Broadway.
East Gotham Place. (M-L19) An alley at 38 Cherry Street, on the north side between Dover and Roosevelt Streets. Its site is now covered by the Alfred E. Smith Houses. See also Gotham Court.
East Place. (M-L19) A rear court entered from the south side East 3rd Street just east of Avenue B.
East River Drive. (M20) Changed to Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive in 1945.
East River Market. (L19) At Avenue C and East 16th Street.
East River Park. (L19-E20) Established in 1876, enlarged in 1891, renamed Carl Schurz Park in 1910. Not to be confused with the present East River Park, which is between Montogomery and East 12th Streets.
East Road. (L18-E19) A road laid out on Goerck's 1796 map of the Common Lands. It ran parallel to the axis of Manhattan Island from about the present 42nd to 84th Streets. East Road was adopted as the line of Fourth Avenue in the 1811 Commissioners' Plan.
East Rutgers Street. (L18-E19) A former name of the present Rutgers Street, distinguishing it from an older Rutgers Street which became Oak Street about 1803.
East Street (1). (E19-M20) A waterfront street that, as projected on the Mangin-Goerck Plan, began at Corlears Hook and ran in a straight line to North and Lewis Streets. It was adopted almost intact in the Commissioners' Plan of 181l, but later greatly modified. As eventually built, East Street ran parallel to Corlears Street from Water to Grand Streets. From there it continued parallel to and one block east of Tompkins Street as far as Rivington Street. East Street was obliterated in the 1930s for what is now East River Park and Franklin D Roosevelt Drive.
East Street (2) (n. d.) According to Post, at least part of Mangin Street was at one point also called East Street.
East Tompkins Place. (M-L19) A row of four buildings on East 11th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B.
East Washington Street. (E19) See Washington Street (2).
Eastern Boulevard. (L19-E20) Authorized by an 1873 Act of the State Legislature, the Eastern Boulevard was not a single street but a network of drives, created mainly from existing streets, that would have connected Central Park with the East River, Harlem, East Midtown and Riverside Drive. The only new thoroughfare would have run from East 86th Street and Avenue A, curving inland to accommodate the shoreline and then meeting Avenue A again at 116th Street. Much of this route is followed by the present Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive.
Eastern Post Road. (L18-M19) Among the last--and least confusing--of several names for the road built up the east side of Manhattan about 1668. Following an earlier Indian trail (see Weckquasgeck Road.), it diverged from the Bowery Road at what is now Madison Square; ran northeast and then north in the vicinity of Third Avenue to 72nd Street; then trended northwest to a fork just north of McGowanďż˝s Pass in what is now Central Park. From that point, near the present 109th Street and Fifth Avenue, it ran northeast to the village of Harlem. When a postal service to Boston was started in 1672, the post riders followed the other branch of the road to the ferry at Spuyten Duyvil. This northerly branch was the forerunner of the Kingsbridge Road. The name Eastern Post Road was usually limited to the road from New York to Harlem. The road was closed in stages in the early to mid-19th Century as portions of the new avenues were opened. Most of its right-of-way between 90th and 110th Streets is now part of Central Park's East Drive. See also Harlem Road, Boston Road, Cato's Road, Kingsbridge Road; and Harlem Bridge Road..
Eden Street. (n.d.) According to Post, a former name of Morton Street. It may be misrendering of Arden Street.
Eden's Alley. (M19) A former name of Ryder's Alley.
Edgar Street. (n.d.) A former name of the present Morris Street (1).
Edgar's Alley. (n.d.) A former name of Exchange Alley.
Edgar's Basin and Edgar's Wharf. (E19) West of Washington Street between Morris (1) and Rector Streets. The wharf was on the south side of the basin.
Edgecombe Avenue. (part) From 169th Street to its junction with Amsterdam Avenue at 170th Street was closed in 1974
Edgecombe Road. (L19-E20) Now the northerly part of Edgecombe Avenue, from 155th Street north to Amsterdam Avenue at 170th Street.
Edward Street. (E19) The easternmost street in Manhattanville, it ran nearly parallel to and two blocks east of Bloomingdale Road.
Effingham Road or Street. (E19) A street in Manhattanville, parallel to and one block west of Bloomingdale Road.
Eighteenth Ward Market. (L19) At East 17th Street and Avenue C.
Eighth Avenue. The section from 59th to 110th Streets was renamed Central Park West in 1883. The part north of 110th Street was renamed Frederick Douglass Boulevard in 1977.
Eighth Street. (L18-E19) A former name of Hancock Street, which is now incorporated into Sixth Avenue. See also Bayard West Farm Grid and Numbered Streets.
Elbert Street (1). (L18-E19) An early name for Greeene Street between Amity Lane and Sand Hill Road.
Elbert Street (2). (E19) A street in the subdivision of the Kips Bay Farm. It ran from about the present Lexington Avenue and 30th Street to Third Avenue and 40th Street.
Elbow Street or Elbow Lane. (M-L18) A former name of Cliff Street between Fulton and John Streets.
Eleventh Avenue . (part) Once ran all the way To Dyckman Street, but has been truncated by a series of name changes. The part from 59th To 106th Streets became West End Avenue in 1880. From 106th to 169th Streets it was first made part of the Boulevard, which in turn was incorporated into the present Broadway. From 169th Street north to Fort George Avenue it is now St. Nicholas Avenue. From Fort George Avenue to Dyckman Street it is now Fort George Hill.
Eliza Street (1). (L18-E19?) According to Post, a former name of [part of?] Waverly Place.
Eliza Street (2). (L18-E19) A street in the Stuyvesant Farm Grid, perpendicular to Stuyvesant Street and two blocks east of the Bowery.
Eliza Street (3). (E19) A street in the subdivision of the Kips Bay Farm, running from about the present 29th Street west of Second Avenue to 38th Street east of Second Avenue. Stokes' index does not distinguish between this Eliza Street and Eliza Street (1).
Elk Street. (part) From Duane to Worth Streets was closed in 1968 for the creation of Federal Plaza. See also Elm Street.
Ellets Alley. (L17) The name indicated on the 1695 Miller Plan for the present Mill Lane. See also the older Mill Lane.
Ellison's Wharf (1). (E-M18) On the Hudson River north of Cedar Street.
Ellison's Wharf (2). (E-M18) On the East River between Fulton and Beekman Streets.
Ellis's Slip. (L18) Mentioned in the Minutes of the Common Council for August 20, 1788. Probably the slip then existing west of Greenwich Street between Thames and Cedar Streets.
Ell's or Elde's Corner or Slip. (E-M18) Mentioned in a 1734 description of fortifications at the Battery. Stokes locates it at what is now the north side of Battery Place just west of Broadway.
Elm Street. (E19-E20) At its greatest extent, at the turn of the last century, Elm Street ran from Reade Street north to Great Jones Street. In 1905 the stretch between Worth and Great Jones Streets became part of Lafayette Street. In 1923 Elm Street was extended a block south, to Chambers Street, by the addition of the then-unnamed street on the west side of the Hall of Records. In 1939 all of what was then Elm Street, i.e., from Chambers to Worth Streets, was renamed Elk Street. The two blocks of Elk Street between Duane and Worth Streets were closed in 1968 for Federal Plaza. See also Ann Street (1), Benson’s Lane, Bott Street, Bridge Street (1), Marion Street and Pitt Street (1).
Emerson Street and Place. (L19-E20) Emerson Street ran in a straight line from Tenth Avenue west to a point just beyond Seaman Avenue. It then curved north, west and south to a dead end south of Prescott Avenue. Emerson Street from Tenth Avenue to Seaman Avenue became part of West 207th Street about 1910. The curving westerly portion, sometimes labeled Emerson Place, was incorporated into Inwood Hill Park.
Empire Park. (L19-E20) The two triangles formed by the intersection of Broadway and Columbus Avenue. Empire Park South, at 63rd Street and Broadway, was renamed Dante Park in 1921. Empire Park North, at 66th Street and Broadway, was renamed for Richard Tucker about 1979.
Erie Place. (M19) A former name of Duane Street between Washington and West Streets, now demapped.
Essex Market . (e-l19) Grand Street between Ludlow and Essex Streets, 1818-ca. 1900. The market was originally in the center of Grand Street. In 1825 it was relocated to a new market building on the north side of the street. This market is not to be confused with the existing market buildings, built in the 1930s, on the east side of Essex Street between Broome and Stanton Streets.
Essex Market Place. (E19?-E20) Ran from Essex to Ludlow Streets between Broome and Grand Streets. Closed in 1926.
Everett Row. (M-L19) Part of West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Exchange Court. (L19-E20) Rear of 74 Exchange Place.
Exchange Market (1). See Broad Street Market.
Exchange Market (2). (L18-E19) To replace markets destroyed during the Revolutionary War, a market was established in the Exchange Building in 1784. In 1788, probably to ready the Exchange for use by the new federal courts, the market was moved across the street to a new market shed in Broad Street, between Water and Fronts Streets. where it stood until 1814. It was sometimes called the Long Bridge Market because it stood on the site of that pier.
Exchange Place. (part) Before the Great Fire of 1835 Exchange Place ran an additional block eastward to Pearl Street. The former street bed here is now included in Block 27 See also Exchange Street (2).
Exchange Slip. (L18-E19) Now the foot of Broad Street between Front and South Streets. The slip was ordered filled in 1819.
Exchange Street (1). (L17) An anglicization of the Dutch Beurs Straet, now part of Whitehall Street
Exchange Street (2). (E19) Slightly north of the present Beaver Street between William and Hanover Streets. It was renamed Merchant Street in 1835. After the Great Fire of that year, it was realigned southward and made part of Beaver Street. See also Sloat.
Exterior Street or Marginal Street. These are generic or default names for the first street inland from the waterfront. They had a legal significance in that all land and structures shoreward of the such a street fell under the jusridiction of the Department of Docks. In 1935 the Exterior Street along the East River from 63rd to 80th Streets was renamed Marie Curie Avenue. It is now part of Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive.
Extra Place, Street or Lane. (M19-L20) Ran north from East 1st Street between the Bowery and Second Avenue. It was demapped in 1993.
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