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Generic Entries

 Place, Row and Terrace.

Street Names

Pacific Place. (L19-E20) An alley with six houses on the north side of West 29th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
Paerl(e) or Perel Straet. (M-L17) Dutch spellings of Pearl Street. The name originally referred only to the part between the present State and Whitehall Streets. It is Paerle on the de Sille list and Paerl on the Selyns list. Post also lists Percel Street.
Pagoda Place. (M-L19) At the foot of East 120th Street.
Paisley Place. (E-M19) A rear court on the south side of West 17th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Its houses and workshops were built in 1822 by Scottish weavers along a part of the former Southampton Road.
Paladino Avenue. Pleasant Avenue was changed to Paladino Avenue in 1954 and extended along the north and east sides of the Robert F. Wagner Houses site. In 1957 Pleasant Avenue south of 120th Street resumed its former name, but Paladino Avenue was retained as the name for the street bounding the housing project. See also Avenue A, and Vito Marcantonio Avenue.
Parade Ground, First Division. (L19) A military exercise ground, roughly a half-mile long and a quarter-mile wide, running from Sherman Avenue to the Harlem River between Dyckman and 211th Streets. It was laid out under an 1871 Act of the State Legislature, which was repealed in 1877.
Parade, The (1). (E19) The 1811 Commissioners' Plan reserved the area from Third to Seventh Avenues and from 23rd to 34th Streets as a military exercise ground. It was discontinued as a public space in 1829 except for the part that is now Madison Square.
Parade, The (2). (L17-L18) An early name for Bowling Green.
Paradise Park. (M19-E20) A triangle bounded by Worth Street, Park Street and Mission Place. It had been the site of a particularly squalid block of tenements, which the city acquired and demolished in 1833 to create the park. In 1920 it was included in the site of the present New York County Court House on Foley Square.
Park Street (1). (M19-L20) A street formerly running from Mott Street, between Worth and Pell Streets, west to Centre Street Most of it was demapped in the 20th Century. A surviving link at the east end, from Mott to Mulberry Streets, was renamed Mosco Street in 1982. At the west end, the former Park Street is now the southeast side of Foley Square, in front of the Federal Courthouse. See also Cross Street.
Park Street (2). (n.d.) According to Post, a former name for Park Row between Ann and Beekman Streets.
Park Terrace North. (E20) Now West 217th Street between Park Terrace West and Park Terrace East.
Partition Street. (M18-E19) Now Fulton Street(1) west of Broadway The name was changed in 1816. See also Fair Street.
Passage Place. (n.d.) According to Post, a former name of Peck Slip.
Pasty Alley or Pasty Street. See Oyster Pasty, etc.
Payson Avenue. (curr.) For a brief period in the 1920s Payson Avenue continued north to Spuyten Duyvil Creek. See Prescott Avenue.
Pearl Street. (part) Pearl Street between Lafayette Street and Broadway was demapped about 1968 for Federal Plaza.
Pearl Street Alley. (M19) A former name of Coenties Alley.
Pearl Street Market. See Whitehall Slip Market.
Pearsall's Dock. (E19) East side of Catharine Slip.
Peck('s) Slip. (curr.) Built prior to 1755 at the foot of Ferry Street (1), and progressively extended outward. Filled to South Street by about 1840. The filled-in area retains its former name.
Peck's Slip Market. (M-L18) Peck Slip at Water Street, 1763-1793.
Peck's Wharf. (E18) On ths south side of what was later Peck Slip.
Pelham Street. (E19-M20) Ran from Cherry to Monroe Streets between Pike and Rutgers Streets. It was demapped about 1960 for the Rutgers Houses.
Penn Street. (n.d.) According to Post, a former name of Pell Street. Probably an error..
Pentz Street or Place. (L19) Ran from 138th to 140th Streets about 275 feet east of Convent Avenue. It was discontinued about 1900, with part included in the present Saint Nicholas Terrace and the balance in Saint Nicholas Park.
Peter Street. (L18-E19) In the Stuyvesant Farm Grid, the first street north of and parallel to Stuyvesant Street.
Petersfield Lane. (M18-E19) A road on the Stuyvesant Farm predating the Stuyvesant Farm Grid. It ran from the present Fourth Avenue at about 11th Street to “Petersfield,” a Stuyvesant house at 15th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A.
Petersfield Row. (M19) A row of 12 houses on the south side of East 15th Street between First and Second Avenues.
Petticoat or Pettycoate Lane. (L17-E18) An alternate name for Marketfield Street east of Broadway.
Phelps Place. (M-L19) A row of houses, some of which are still standing, on the south side of East 30th Street between First and Second Avenues.
Phineas Street. (E19) A former street in Manhattanville, parallel to and one block east of Bloomingdale Road, the present Old Broadway. Also spelled Phinehas.
Pie Woman's Lane or Street. (L17) An early name for Nassau Street from Wall Street to Maiden Lane or John Street.
Pieter Jansen's Lane. See Windmill Lane.
Pitt Street. (L18-E19) In addition to the existing Pitt Street, this was a former name of Lafayette Street between Hester and Spring Streets. In 1806 it became part of Elm Street, most of which was renamed Lafayette Street in 1905.
Pleasant Avenue. Avenue A from 109th Street to the Harlem River was renamed Pleasant Avenue in 1879. About 1900 Pleasant Avenue was extended south to 107th Street, but the part between 111th and 114th was closed to create Thomas Jefferson Park. In 1937 the blocks from 107th to 111th Streets became part of the East River Drive. In 1954 Pleasant Avenue was renamed Paladino Avenue but in 1957 resumed its former name south of 120th Street. The part north of 120th Street was closed for the Robert F. Wagner Houses. See also Vito Marcantonio Avenue.
Point Street. (E19) A street in the projected extension of the Bayard West Farm Grid, shown on the 1803 Mangin-Goerck Plan. It ran from the Bowery to Sullivan Street in the vicinity of the present 14th Street.
Pollock Street. (L18) Probably the present Carlisle Street, which led to Pollock's Wharf.
Pollock's Dock. (E19) On the Hudson River between Thames and Rector Streets.
Pollock's Wharf. (L18) On the Hudson River between Rector and Carlisle Streets.
Poplar Street. (E19) A street in the projected extension of the Bayard West Farm Grid, shown on the 1803 Mangin-Goerck Plan. It ran from the Bowery to Sullivan Street in the vicinity of the present 16th Street.
Pot Baker Hill. (M-L18) According to du Simitière (1767), a name for what is now William Street between Pine Street and Maiden Lane.
Potash Alley. (E19) An alley off the present Monroe Street. Mentioned in Minutes of the Common Council for December 23, 1811. Precise location unknown.
Potters Hill. (L18) A street that in the late 18th Century ran from Tryon Row--roughly the south edge of the Municipal Building--to the north side of Reade Street. About 1817 it was joined to Cross Street and about 1835 became part of the present Centre Street.
Powder House Road. (E19) Mentioned in the minutes of the Common Council for December 16, 1805. This was apparently the part of the Bloomingdale Road near an arsenal in what is now Madison Square Park. It is now part of Broadway.
Prescott Avenue. (L19-E20) Ran northeast from Dyckman Street to a point near the line of 204th Street, then north in a winding course to Spuyten Duyvil Creek. In the 1920s the part from Dyckman Street to a point about 100 feet north of the line of Academy Street became part of the new Payson Avenue. Prescott Avenue north of that point was incorporated into Inwood Hill Park.
Prince, Prince's or Princen Graft or Gracht. (M-L17) In Dutch times, the inland portion of the canal in what is now Broad Street, extending to about 100 feet south of Exchange Place. This was the narrower part of the canal inland of the Bever Gracht. It is called Prince Gracht on the de Sille list.
Prince, Prince's or Princess Street (2) . (M-L18) Changed to Rose Street in 1794.
Prince, Prince's, Princen or Princess Straet or Street (1) . (M17-L18) Prior to 1794, names for what is now Beaver Street between Broad and William Streets. It was called Prince Straet on the de Sille list and Princen Straet on the Selyns list.
Produce Avenue. See West Washington Market (1).
Prospect Avenue. See West Washington Market (1).
Prospect Place. (L19-M20) Renamed Tudor City Place in 1948.
Prospect Street. (L18) An early name of Thompson Street.
Provost Street (1). (L18-E19) Laid out and so named in 1790, it ran from the Hudson River to the Present West Broadway. It was absorbed by Franklin Street in 1833. See also Sugar Loaf Street.
Provost Street (2) . (L18) An early name of Wooster Street (1) between Canal and Prince Streets.
Public Highway, The. (M17-E18?) An early term for what is now Broadway between Bowling Green and Vesey Street.
Pump Street (1). (L18-E19) Initially a street in the Delancey Farm Grid, from the Bowery east to Division Street. About 1800 it absorbed Nicholas Street, thereby extending the name west to the present Centre Street. In 1829 Pump Street itself was merged into Walker Street. Since 1855. most of the former Pump Street has been part of Canal Street.
Pump Street (2). (E19?) According to Post, a former name of Elm Street. This may be related to the water works of the Manhattan Company, which stood in the block bounded by Elm, Centre, Reade and Duane Streets. Elm Street at that point is now Elk Street.

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