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(Updated August 28, 2014)

East New York Street Names highlighted in red.

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Abbey Court
Aberdeen Street
Adams Street
Adelphi Street
Adler Place

Agate Court
Built by industrialist Florian Grosjean (1824-1903), “Agate” was a reference to his line of porcelain enamel cookware, “Lalance & Grosjean Agate Ware”.

Ainslie Street
Named after Judge James Ainslie.

Aitken Place
Alabama Avenue
Albany Avenue

Albee Square
Named after the RKO Albee theater built by Edward Franklin Albee on the corner of Dekalb Avenue in Brooklen.

Albermarle Road
Takes its name from London’s Albermarle Road in the Borough of Kensington, named for the Duke of Albemarle.

Albemarle Terrace
Alice Court
Allen Avenue
Alton Place
Amber Street
Amboy Street
Amersfort Place
Amherst Street
Amity Street
Anchorage Place
Anna Court
Anthony Street
Apollo Street
Applegate Court

Argyle Road
Like Albermarle Road, the name Argyle Road (most likely for the Duke of Argyle) dates from the late nineteenth century, a time when references to all things British were thought fashionable.

Arion Place
Arkansas Drive
Arlington Avenue
Arlington Place
Ash Street
Ashford Street
Ashland Place
Aster Court
Atkins Avenue

Atlantic Avenue
Originally a private avenue leading to Ralph Patchen’s farm on the East River, it was named Atlantic Street in 1855, and Atlantic Avenue in the 1870s.

Auburn Place
Aurelia Court
Autumn Avenue
Avenue A
Avenue B
Avenue C
Avenue D
Avenue F

Avenue G
In anticipation of the consolidation of New York City, the Town Survey Commission of Brooklyn mapped a street grid that would one day encompass the parts of Kings County that were not yet included in the City of Brooklyn. The consecutive east-west avenues south of Prospect Park were named for letters of the alphabet

Avenue H
Avenue I

Avenue J
In anticipation of the consolidation of New York City, the Town Survey Commission of Brooklyn mapped a street grid that would one day encompass the parts of Kings County that were not yet included in the City of Brooklyn. The consecutive east-west avenues south of Prospect Park were named for letters of the alphabet.

Avenue K
Avenue L
Avenue M
Avenue N
Avenue O
Avenue P
Avenue R
Avenue S
Avenue T
Avenue U
Avenue V
Avenue W
Avenue X
Avenue Y
Avenue Z
Aviation Road

Bainbridge Street
Named after Commodore William Bainbridge (1789-1833), who was the Commodore of the U.S.S. Constitution (also known as “Old Ironsides”) during the War of 1812.

Balfour Place
Baltic Street
Bancroft Place
Bank Street
Banker Street
Banner Avenue
Banner 3rd Road
Banner 3rd Terrace
Barbey Street
Barlow Drive
Bartlett Place
Bartlett Street
Barwell Terrace
Bassett Avenue
Batchelder Street
Bath Avenue
Battery Avenue
Baughman Place
Bay Parkway
Bay Street
Bay Avenue
Bay 10th Street
Bay 11th Street
Bay 13th Street
Bay 14th Street
Bay 16th Street
Bay 17th Street
Bay 19th Street
Bay 20th Street
Bay 22nd Street
Bay 23rd Street
Bay 25th Street
Bay 26th Street
Bay 28th Street
Bay 29th Street
Bay 31st Street
Bay 32nd Street
Bay 34th Street
Bay 35th Street
Bay 37th Street
Bay 38th Street
Bay 40th Street
Bay 41st Street
Bay 43rd Street
Bay 44th Street
Bay 46th Street
Bay 47th Street
Bay 48th Street
Bay 49th Street
Bay 50th Street
Bay 52nd Street
Bay 53rd Street
Bay 54th Street
Bay 7th Street
Bay 8th Street
Bay Ridge Place
Bay Ridge Parkway
Bay Ridge Avenue
Bay View Court
Bayard Street
Baycliff Terrace
Bayview Place
Bayview Avenue
Beach Place
Beach 37th Street
Beach 38th Street
Beach 40th Street
Beach 42nd Street
Beach 43rd Street
Beach 44th Street
Beach 45th Street
Beach 46th Street
Beach 47th Street
Beach 48th Street
Beach 49th Street
Beach 50th Street
Beach 51st Street
Beacon Court
Beadel Street
Beard Street
Beaumont Street
Beaver Street
Beayer Place
Bedell Lane
Bedford Place

Bedford Avenue
The longest street in Brooklyn, Bedford Avenue runs from Greenpoint to Sheepshead Bay, and is named for the Brooklyn tract of land, the village of Bedford Corners.

Beekman Place

Belmont Avenue
Named for August Belmont (1813-1890), the Wall Street financier and sportsman who began the annual Belmont Stakes horse race.

Belvidere Street

Bennett Court
Comes from the Bennett and Bentyn purchase of Land at Gowanus, in 1636.

Benson Avenue

Bergen Street
Named after Hans Hansen Bergen (b. 1610 / d. 1654, and also known as “Hans Hansen Noorman” and “Hans Hansen Boer”), one of New Amsterdam’s earliest settlers.

Bergen Court
Bergen Place
Bergen Avenue

Bergen Beach Place
Named after Hans Hansen Bergen (b. 1610 / d. 1654, and also known as “Hans Hansen Noorman” and “Hans Hansen Boer”), one of New Amsterdam’s earliest settlers.

Berkeley Place
Berriman Street
Berry Street
Bethel Loop

Beverley Road
At the request of developers, in 1897 the City of Brooklyn changed a stretch of Avenue B to the British-sounding Beverley Road; later, the remaining sections of the street were renamed Beverly Road, using the American spelling (without the third “e”).

Beverly Road
(see Beverley Road)

Bevy Court
Bijou Avenue
Billings Place
Bills Place
Blake Court
Blake Avenue
Bleecker Street
Bliss Terrace
Boardwalk

Boerum Place
Named after the Boerum family, especially J. Boerum, farmer.

Boerum Street
See Boerum Place

Bogart Street
Named for Teunis Gysbertse Bogaert (1625-1677), an early settler of the Wallabout and progenitor of the Bogart family in Kings County, who emigrated in 1652 from the Netherlands.

Bokee Court
Bond Street
Borinquen Pl
Bouck Court
Boulevard Court
Bowery Street
Bowne Street
Box Street
Boynton Place
Bradford Street
Bragg Street
Bragg Court
Branton Street

Brevoort Place
Named for J. Carson Brevoort (1818-1887), former superintendant of the Astor Library and a collector of rare books and coins.

Bridge Street
The planned spot for an unrealized bridge connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Bridgewater Street
Brigham Street
Brighton Court
Brighton Avenue
Brighton 10th Path
Brighton 10th Court
Brighton 10th Lane
Brighton 10th Terrace
Brighton 10th Street
Brighton 11th Street
Brighton 12th Street
Brighton 13th Street
Brighton 14th Street
Brighton 15th Street
Brighton 1st Lane
Brighton 1st Place
Brighton 1st Road
Brighton 1st Court
Brighton 1st Street
Brighton 1st Walk
Brighton 1st Path
Brighton 1st Terrace
Brighton 2 Path
Brighton 2nd Lane
Brighton 2nd Walk
Brighton 2nd Street
Brighton 2nd Place
Brighton 3 Place
Brighton 3rd Court
Brighton 3rd Walk
Brighton 3rd Street
Brighton 3rd Lane
Brighton 3rd Road
Brighton 4 Place
Brighton 4th Road
Brighton 4th Street
Brighton 4th Lane
Brighton 4th Court
Brighton 4th Terrace
Brighton 4th Walk
Brighton 5th Walk
Brighton 5th Lane
Brighton 5th Street
Brighton 5th Court
Brighton 5th Place
Brighton 6th Court
Brighton 6th Street
Brighton 7th Court
Brighton 7th Lane
Brighton 7th Walk
Brighton 7th Street
Brighton 8th Court
Brighton 8th Place
Brighton 8th Lane
Brighton 8th Street
Brighton Beach Avenue
Brightwater Court
Brightwater Avenue
Bristol Street

Broadway
Brooklyn’s Broadway, originally called Division Avenue, named for the world-famous street in Manhattan.

Brooklyn Road

Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn is the anglicized form of “Breuckelen”, and is most probably named after the municipality of Breukelen, in Utrecht province, in the Netherlands.

Broome Street
Brown Street
Bryant Street
Buffalo Avenue
Bulwer Place
Burnett Street
Bush Street

Bushwick Avenue
From the old district in Dutch times, known as “Boswyck.”

Bushwick Place
Bushwick Court
Butler Place
Butler Street

Cadman Plaza
Named for Reverend Dr. Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864-1936), Pastor of Brooklyn’s Central Congregational Church, who was the first person to broadcast a nation-wide religious radio program in the United States.

Calder Place
Calyer Street
Cambridge Place
Cameron Court
Campus Place
Campus Road
Canal Avenue

Canarsie Avenue
Was formerly called “Clove Road.”

Canarsie Road
This was the “road to Canarsie,” an early settlement in the town of Flatlands, and named after Canarsee Indians who lived in the area.

Canarsie Lane
Defunct Canarsie Lane ran to the village of Canarsie on Jamaica Bay, named for the Canarsee, the native inhabitants of the area.

Canda Avenue
Canton Court
Carlton Avenue

Carroll Street
Named after Charles Carroll (1723-1783), Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress, and the only Roman-Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Cass Place
Catherine Street
Caton Place
Caton Avenue
Cedar Street
Celeste Court
Center Market Street
Central Avenue
Centre Street
Channel Avenue
Chapel Street
Charles Place
Chase Court

Chauncey Street
Named after Commodore Isaac Chauncey, USN (1772-1840)

Cheever Place
Named after Land Commissioner Samuel Cheever,who helped lay out Brooklyn’s streets.

Cherry Street
Chester Court
Chester Avenue
Chester Street
Chestnut Avenue
Chestnut Street
Christopher Avenue
Church Lane

Church Avenue
Named for the church it passes, the oldest on Long Island, the Flatbush Reformed Dutch, organized in 1654 (current building erected 1793-98).

Clara Street
Clarendon Road
Clark Street

Clarkson Avenue
Name after Matthew Clarkson, a prominent English resident of Flatbush, living in a large Greek Revival mansion located on what is now East 21st Street. Clarkson donated the land on which St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church was built in 1836.

Classon Avenue
Claver Place
Clay Street
Clermont Avenue
Cleveland Street
Clifford Place
Clifton Place

Clinton Avenue
Named in honor of New York Senator, Mayor and Governor DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828).

Clinton Street
Clove Road
Clymer Street
Cobek Court
Coffey Street
Colby Court
Coleman Street
Coleridge Street
Coles Street
Colin Place
College Place
Colonial Court
Colonial Road
Colonial Gardens
Columbia Street
Columbia Place
Columbia Heights
Columbus Place
Commerce Street
Commercial Street
Concord Street
Conduit Boulevard

Coney Island Avenue
Extends from Prospect Park to Coney Island. Formerly Coney Island Road, and in the 40’s as Coney Island Plank Road. Named after Coney Island – originally Dutch: Conyne Eylandt (or Dutch: Konijneneiland in modern Dutch spelling) — precedes the similar English name, Coney Island, and translates as “Rabbit Island”, for many years, this was the main road to Coney Island.

Congress Street
Conklin Avenue

Conover Street
Named after John Conover.

Conselyea Street
Named after Lieutenant Joseph Conselyea (1825-1860), assemblymen of the 60th New York State Legislature (1837), representing Kings County, New York.

Conway Street
Cook Street
Cooke Court

Cooper Street
Named for Hannah Cooper, across whose property it was laid.

Corbin Place
Cornelia Street

Cortelyou Road
Named for Jacques Cortelyou (ca. 1625-1693), of the “Vechte House”, a surveyor who plotted the area that would become the town of Nieuw Utrecht (New Utrecht).

Court Square

Court Street
Runs parallel to the federal and state courthouses.

Cove Lane
Coventry Road
Covert Street
Cox Place
Coyle Street
Cozine Avenue
Cranberry Street
Crawford Avenue
Creamer Street
Crescent Street

Crooke Avenue
Name after Brigadier General Philip Schuyler Crooke (1810 – 1881)

Cropsey Avenue
Crosby Avenue
Croton Loop
Crown Street
Crystal Street
Cumberland Walk
Cumberland Street
Cypress Avenue
Cypress Court
Cyrus Avenue

Dahill Road
Dahl Court

Dahlgreen Place
Located in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. Named after Commodore and Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgreen(1809-1870). Designed an innovative gun that was installed on a ship called the U.S.S. Brooklyn. The name on the street sign was mispelled with the extra E when it was hung up in January of 2008, but was finally corrected and replaced in 2009.

Dahlgren Place
See Dahlgreen Place

Dakota Place
Danforth Street
Dank Court
Dare Court
De Sales Place
Dean Street
Dearborn Court

Debevoise Street

Debevoise Avenue
Formerly called Banzett Stree, the street was named after the early family of same name, especially Charles Debevoise.
Decatur Street
Name after Stephen Decatur, Jr. (1779 –  1820), a United States naval officer and Commodore notable for his many naval victories in the early 19th century.

Degraw Street
Named after James De Graw.

DeKalb Avenue
Named for the self-styled German “Baron” Johan de Kalb (1721–1780), who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Dekoven Court
Delevan Street
Delmonico Place
Dennett Place

Denton Place
Named after Denton’s Mill (or the Yellow Mill) build on Denton’s Mill Pond in Gowanus.

Desmond Court

Devoe Street
Named after the De Voes of Bushwick.

Devon Avenue
Dewey Place
Dewitt Avenue
Diamond Street
Dictum Court
Dikeman Street
Dinsmore Place
Ditmars Street

Ditmas Avenue
Named after the H.S. Ditmas Farm owned by the Ditmas family.

Division Place

Division Avenue
Named for the boundary between the cities of Williamsburgh and Brooklyn.

Dobbin Street
Dodworth Street
Dooley Street
Doone Court
Dorchester Road
Dorset Street
Doscher Street

Doughty Street
Named after Lieutenant C. J. Doughty.

Douglass Street
Dover Street
Downing Street
Drew Street

Driggs Avenue
Named for Edmund Driggs, last president of the Village of Williamsburgh before it became part of the city of Brooklyn in 1855.

Duffield Street
Named after surgeon John Duffield, who lived in Brooklyn Village during the Revolutionary War era.

Dumont Avenue
Named for the Swiss minister and philosopher Pierre Etienne Louis Dumont (1759-1829).

Dunham Place
Dunne Court
Dunne Place
Dupont Street
Durland Place

Duryea Place
Named after J. R. Duryea.

Duryea Court
Dwight Street

Eagle Street

Eastern Parkway
Laid out in the 1870s as part of a grand (though largely unrealized) network of radial boulevards running from Prospect Park to eastern and southern Brooklyn, this street was once called, simply, “the Parkway.”

East New York Avenue
Named for the neighborhood it runs through, which was established by John R. Pitkin in 1835.

Eaton Court
Ebony Court
Eckford Street
Eldert Lane
Eldert Street
Elizabeth Place
Ellery Street
Elliott Walk
Elliott Place
Elm Avenue
Elm Place
Elmwood Avenue
Elton Street
Emerald Street
Emerson Place

Emmons Avenue
Named for the descendants of Andries Emans, an Englishman who settled in Gravesend in 1661; there are many variant spellings of the surname, including Emmons.

Empire Boulevard
Engert Avenue

Erasmus Street
So named by Gerit L. Maitense in 1834, after Erasmus Hall property.

Erskine Loop

Erskine Street
Named for Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine in 2002.

Essex Street
Estate Road
Etna Street
Euclid Avenue
Evans Street
Everett Avenue

Evergreen Avenue
Named for Bushwick’s Cemetery of the Evergreens, to which it leads.

Everit Street
Exeter Street

Fair Street
Fairview Place
Falmouth Street
Fanchon Place
Fane Court
Farragut Place

Farragut Road
Named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870), who fought in the war of 1812 and also for the Union during the Civil War.

Fay Court
Fayette Street
Fenimore Street
Ferris Street
Ferry Place
Fillmore Place

Fillmore Avenue
Named after President Millard Fillmore

Fiske Place

Flatbush Avenue
The English word Flatbush is likely a corruption of the Dutch “vlackebos,” meaning “wooded plain.”

Flatbush Turnpike
An earlier name for Flatbush Avenue; a tollhouse from the days one had to pay to travel it is preserved in Prospect Park.

Flatlands Avenue
Named after the Flatlands Plains known to the Dutch as “t Vlaacke Landt.”

Flatlands 10th Street
Flatlands 1st Street
Flatlands 2nd Street
Flatlands 3rd Street
Flatlands 4th Street
Flatlands 5th Street
Flatlands 6th Street
Flatlands 7th Street
Flatlands 8th Street
Flatlands 9th Street
Fleet Place
Fleet Street
Fleet Walk
Florence Avenue
Floyd Bennett Field
Flushing Avenue
Folsom Place
Forbell Street
Force Tube Avenue
Ford Street
Forest Place
Forrest Street
Fort Greene Place

Fort Hamilton Avenue
Now called Fort Hamilton Parkway, this street leads to the fortifications at the Narrows named for Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804), first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.

Fort Hamilton Parkway
(see Fort Hamilton Avenue)

Fort Hill Place
Foster Avenue
Fountain Avenue
Frank Court
Franklin Street
Franklin Avenue
Freeman Street
Friel Place
Front Street

Frost Street
Named for Edmund Frost, who owned property in Williamsburg’s 14th ward.

Fuller Place

Fulton Street
Named for Robert Fulton (1765–1815), the inventor who launched steamboat ferry service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1814.

Furman Street
Furman Avenue

Gain Court
Gallatin Place
Garden Street
Garden Place
Gardner Avenue
Garfield Place
Garland Court
Garnet Street

Gates Avenue
Named for Revolutionary War general Horatio Gates (1727–1806).

Gatling Place
Named for Richard Jordan Gatling (1818–1903), inventor of the rapid-fire machine gun.

Gowanus Road
Named for the Canarsee Indian sachem “Gouwane,” or for the Dutch word “gouwee,” which means “bay.”

Gaylord Drive
Gelston Avenue
Gem Street
General Lee Avenue
George Street
Georgia Avenue
Gerald Court
Gerritsen Avenue
Gerry Street
Gilmore Court
Girard Street
Glen Street
Glendale Court
Glenmore Avenue
Glenwood Road
Gold Street
Goodwin Place
Gotham Avenue
Grace Court
Grace Court Alley
Grafton Street
Graham Avenue
Grand Street

Granville Payne Avenue (aka Pennsylvania Avenue)
Named after East New York community activist and musician, Granville Payne in 1985.

Grand Avenue
Grand Parents Avenue
Granite Street
Grant Avenue
Grattan Street
Gravesend Neck Road
Green Street

Greene Avenue
Named for Revolutionary War officer Nathanael Green (1742–1786), who is also remembered in the surrounding neighborhood, Fort Greene.

Greenpoint Avenue
Named for the once grassy slopes of the village of Greenpoint along the East River.

Greenwood Avenue
Grimes Road
Grove Place

Grove Street
One of several tree-named roads in the Bushwick-Ridgewood Area (e.g. Catalpa Avenue, Linden Street, etc.).

Guernsey Street
Guider Avenue
Gunnison Court
Gunther Place

Hale Avenue
Hall Street
Halleck Street

Halsey Street
Named for James M. Halsey, a property owner and real estate developer who lived in the area.

Hamburg Avenue
During a wave of World War I-inspired anti-German sentiment, Hamburg Avenue was renamed Wilson Avenue for President Woodrow Wilson.

Hamilton Avenue
Hamilton Walk
Hamilton Manor
Hampton Avenue
Hampton Place

Hancock Street
Named after John Hancock (1737-1793), the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Hanover Place

Hanson Place
Named after Kans Hansen

Harbor Court
Harbor Lane
Harbor View Terrace
Harden Street
Haring Street
Harkness Avenue
Harman Street
Harrison Place
Harrison Avenue
Hart Street
Hart Place
Harway Avenue
Harwood Place
Hastings Street
Hausman Street
Havemeyer Street
Havens Place
Hawthorne Street
Hazel Court
Heath Place

Hegeman Avenue
Named after schoolmaster and third constable of “Breuckelen”, Adrian Hegeman.

Hemlock Street
Henderson Walk
Hendrickson Place
Hendrickson Street

Hendrix Street
Named after the Ephriam Hendricks family

Henry Street
Herbert Street
Herkimer Place
Herkimer Court
Herkimer Street
Herzl Street
Hewes Street
Heyward Street

Hicks Street
Named after George Hicks of Doughty street.

High Street
Highland Avenue
Highland Place
Highland Boulevard
Highland View Avenue
Highlawn Avenue
Hill Street
Hillel Place
Himrod Street
Hinckley Place
Hinsdale Street
Holly Street
Holmes Lane
Holt Court
Homecrest Avenue
Homecrest Court
Hooper Street
Hope Street
Hopkins Street
Horace Court
Hornell Loop
Howard Avenue
Howard Place
Howard Alley
Hoyt Street
Hoyts Lane

Hubbard Place
Named for the descendants of James Hubbard, who, in 1645, was one of the original patentees of the neighboring town of Gravesend.

Hubbard Street
Hudson Avenue
Hull Street

Humboldt Street
Named for naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859).

Hunterfly Place
Huntington Street
Hunts Lane
Huron Street
Hutchinson Court
Hyman Court

I-278
Ide Court
Imlay Street
Independence Avenue
India Street
Indiana Place
Ingraham Street
Interborough Parkway
Ira Court
Irving Place
Irving Avenue
Irving Street
Irvington Place

Irwin Street
Fills the “I” position in the alphabetical street system of Manhattan Beach, which runs from “A” (Amherst Street) through “Q” Quentin Street)).

Ivan Court

Jackson Street
Jackson Court
Jackson Place
Jaffray Street
Jamaica Avenue
Jamison Lane
Jardine Place

Java Street
Originally name “J” Street.

Jay Street
Named after New York native, John Jay (1745-1829), the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Jefferson Street
Jefferson Avenue
Jerome Street

Jerome Avenue
Named for financier and horseman Leonard Jerome (1817–1891), maternal grandfather of Winston Churchill and one of the principal investors in the Sheepshead Bay Race Track, which bordered the street.

Jewel Street
Jodie Court
John Street

Johnson Avenue
Named for War of 1812 brigadier general Jeremiah Johnson (1766–1852), a descendant of many early Brooklyn families.

Johnson Street

Joralemon Street
Named for Judge Teunis Joralemon (1760–1840), an early resident of Brooklyn Heights.

Joval Court
Judge Street
Juliana Place
Junius Street
Just Court

Kane Place
Kane Street
Kansas Place
Karweg Place
Kathleen Court
Kaufman Place
Kay Court

Keap Street
(see article)

Keen Court
Kenilworth Place
Kenmore Court
Kenmore Terrace
Kensington Street
Kensington Walk

Kent Avenue
Named for James Kent, first professor of law at Columbia University.

Kent Street
Kermit Place
Kiely Place
Kimball Street
King Street
Kings Hwy
Kings Place
Kingsborough 1st Walk
Kingsborough 2nd Walk
Kingsborough 3rd Walk
Kingsborough 4th Walk
Kingsborough 6th Walk
Kingsborough 7th Walk
Kingsland Avenue
Kingston Avenue
Kingsway Place
Knapp Street

Knickerbocker Avenue
Named for Washington Irving’s 1809 satire, A History of New-York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker; parallel Irving Avenue is named for the author himself.

Knight Court

Kosciusko Street
Named after Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817), a Polish military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Belarus, and the United States.

Kossuth Place
Named after freedom fighter, Lajos Kossuth (1802-1894), a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Regent-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49.

Krier Place

Lacon Court
Lafayette Avenue
Lafayette Walk
Lake Avenue
Lake Street
Lake Place
Lamont Court
Lancaster Avenue
Landis Court
Langham Street
Laurel Avenue
Lawn Court

Lawrence Street
Named for Charles K. Lawrence, son-in-law of Revolutionary War-era surgeon Dr. John Duffield (the namesake of nearby Duffield Street).

Lawrence Avenue
Lawton Street
Lee Avenue

Lefferts Avenue
Named after Leffert Lefferts (1774 – 1847), the first President of the Long Island Bank, the first bank in Brooklyn, New York. The Lefferts family were an important family in the history of Brooklyn and were among the financiers of the State of New York.

Lefferts Place
See Lefferts Avenue

Legion Street
Lenox Road
Leonard Street
Leonora Court
Lester Court
Lewis Avenue
Lewis Place
Lexington Avenue

Liberty Avenue
In contrast to the toll charged riders on the Brooklyn and Jamaica Turnpike (today’s Jamaica Avenue), one could travel Liberty Avenue for free (i.e. at liberty).

Lincoln Place
Lincoln Road
Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln Terrace
Linden Street

Linden Boulevard
Renamed three times, it was dubbed Linden Boulevard for the abundant linden trees in the area. The boulevard has a long expanse, running from central Brooklyn, through Queens and into Nassau County, with its termination at the Southern State Parkway.

Linwood Street
Little Street
Little Nassau Street
Livingston Street
Livonia Avenue
Llama Court
Lloyd Street
Lloyd Court
Locust Avenue
Locust Street
Logan Street
Lois Avenue
Lombardy Street

Lorimer Street
From the middle name of John Lorimer Graham, former Postmaster General of New York.

Loring Avenue
Lorraine Street
Losee Terrace
Lott Place
Lott Avenue
Lott Street
Louis Place
Louisa Street
Louise Terrace
Louisiana Avenue
Love Lane
Ludlam Place
Luquer Street
Lyme Avenue
Lynch Street

Mac Donough Street
Mac Kay Place
Mac Kenzie Street
Macdougal Street
Macon Street
Madeline Court
Madison Street

Madison Avenue
Like Manhattan’s street by the same name, Brooklyn’s also honors President James Madison (1749–1812).

Madison Place
Madoc Avenue
Main Street
Malbone Street
Malcolm X Boulevard
Malta Street

Manhattan Avenue
Named for Brooklyn’s sister borough across the East River.

Manhattan Court
Manor Court
Maple Street
Maple Avenue
Marconi Place
Marcus Garvey Boulevard
Marcy Avenue
Margaret Court
Marginal Street
Marine Parkway
Marine Avenue
Marion Street
Market Street
Marlborough Road
Marlborough Court
Marshall Street
Martense Court
Martense Street
Martin Luther King Place
Maspeth Avenue
Matthews Court
Matthews Place
Maujer Street
Mayfair Drive
Mc Guinness Boulevard
Mc Keever Place
Mc Kenny Street
McClancy Place
McDonald Avenue
McKibben Street
McKibbin Street
McKinley Avenue
Meadow Street
Meeker Avenue
Melba Court
Melrose Street
Menahan Street
Merit Court
Mermaid Avenue
Mersereau Court
Meserole Avenue
Meserole Street

Metropolitan Avenue
Originally called Bushwick Street, then Woodhull Street, and, later, North Second Street, it was combined with the Williamsburgh and Jamaica Turnpike around 1858 to form Metropolitan Avenue.

Metrotech Court
Miami Court

Michael Griffith Street
In 1999, Pacific Street between Albany and Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn, was renamed Michael Griffith Street to honor 23 year old Michael Griffith, who was hit and killed by a car, after being chased to his death by an angry mob, wielding baseball bats, in Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, NY.

Micieli Place

Middagh Street
Named for John Middagh or his father, Aert, who were early residents of Brooklyn Heights.

Middleton Street
Midwood Street
Milford Street
Mill Street
Mill Road
Mill Lane
Mill Avenue

Miller Avenue
Named for Francis Miller, founder of the Society of German Physicians in New York, who served as trustee of the East New York Savings Bank.

Miller Place
Milton Street
Minna Street
Moffat Street
Monaco Place
Monitor Street
Monroe Place
Monroe Street
Montague Terrace

Montague Street
Originally called Constable Street, the current misspelled name honors Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762), an English poet and early champion of smallpox inoculation who was a relative of Brooklyn’s Pierrepont family.

Montana Place
Montauk Court
Montauk Avenue
Montgomery Street
Montgomery Place
Montieth Street
Montrose Avenue
Monument Walk
Moore Street
Moore Place
Morgan Avenue
Morton Street
Mother Gaston Boulevard
Moultrie Street
Murdock Court

Myrtle Avenue
The first Brooklyn street to be paved, it takes its name from the myrtle bushes that once grew in the area.

Narrows Avenue
Nassau Street
Nassau Avenue
National Drive
Nautilus Avenue

Navy Street
Named for its proximity to the United States Navy Yard, better known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which operated between 1801 and 1966.

Navy Walk
Nelson Street
Neptune Court
Neptune Avenue
Nevins Street
New Dock Street
New Jersey Avenue
New Lots Avenue
New Utrecht Avenue
New York Avenue
Newel Street
Newkirk Place

Newkirk Avenue
Named for the seventeenth-century settler Garret Cornelissen van Nieuwkercke, whose farm it traversed.

Newport Street
Newton Street
Nichols Avenue
Nixon Court
Noble Street
Noel Avenue
Nolans Lane
Noll Street
Norfolk Street

Norman Avenue
Named for Derick Volkertse, a Norseman (Norman) who settled in Bushwick in 1645.

Norwood Avenue

Nostrand Avenue
Named for the descendants of Hans Hansen Von Norstrand, who arrived in Flatbush in 1638.

Nova Court

O’Brien Place
Oak Street
Oakland Place

Oakland Street
Renamed McGuinness Boulevard in 1964 for Peter J. McGuinness (1888–1948), a City Alderman and Democratic leader of Greenpoint.

Ocean Parkway
Connects Prospect Park to the shore. It was once called, simply, the Boulevard.

Ocean Avenue
Like Ocean Parkway, Ocean Avenue runs from Prospect Park to Brooklyn’s southern shore.

Ocean Court
Oceanic Avenue
Oceanview Avenue
Old Mill Road
Old New Utrecht Road
Olean Street
Olive Street
Oliver Street
Onderdonk Avenue
Opal Court
Orange Street
Orient Avenue
Oriental Court

Oriental Boulevard
Named for the Oriental Hotel, which opened in 1880 and was demolished in 1916.

Osborn Street
Otsego Street
Overbaugh Place
Ovington Avenue
Ovington Court
Owls Head Court
Oxford Street
Oxford Walk

Pacific Street
Probably named for the warehouses of the Pacific Stores, which were located on the street.

Paerdegat Avenue
Paerdegat 10th Street
Paerdegat 11th Street
Paerdegat 12th Street
Paerdegat 13th Street
Paerdegat 14th Street
Paerdegat 15th Street
Paerdegat 1st Street
Paerdegat 2nd Street
Paerdegat 3rd Street
Paerdegat 4th Street
Paerdegat 5th Street
Paerdegat 6th Street
Paerdegat 7th Street
Paerdegat 8th Street
Paerdegat 9th Street
Paidge Avenue
Palm Court

Palmetto Street
One of several tree-named roads in the Bushwick-Ridgewood Area (e.g. Catalpa Avenue, Linden Street, etc.).

Parade Place
Park Cir
Park Place
Park Avenue
Park Street
Parkside Court
Parkside Avenue
Parkville Avenue
Parkway Court
Parrott Place
Patchen Avenue
Pearl Place
Pearl Street
Pearson Street
Pembroke Street
Pence Street
Penn Street
Pennsylvania Avenue
Perri Lane
Perry Terrace
Perry Place
Pershing Loop
Pierrepont Place

Pierrepont Street
Named for Hezekiah Pierrepont (1768-1838), the primary developer of Brooklyn Heights in the early nineteenth century.

Pilling Street
Pine Street
Pineapple Street
Pioneer Street

Pitkin Avenue
Named for Connecticut merchant John R. Pitkin, who in 1835 bought land in what is now East New York, where he hoped to establish a counterpart to New York City.

Plaza Street
Pleasant Place
Plumb 1st Street
Plumb 2nd Street
Plumb 3rd Street
Plymouth Street
Polar Street
Polhemus Place
Poly Place
Pooles Lane
Poplar Avenue
Poplar Street
Portal Street
Porter Avenue
Portland Avenue
Post Court

Powell Street
Named for Samuel S. Powell (1815-1879), two-time Democratic mayor of Brooklyn (1857-1861; 1872-1873).

Powers Street
Prescott Place
President Street
Preston Court
Prince Street
Prospect Street
Prospect Avenue

Prospect Place
Like Prospect Park, this street is named for Mount Prospect, Brooklyn’s second highest point (the highest is in Green-Wood Cemetery).

Prospect Park
Named for Mount Prospect, Brooklyn’s second highest point (the highest is in Green-Wood Cemetery), which was excluded from the completed plan of the park.

Provost Street
Pulaski Street
Putnam Avenue

Quay Street
Quentin Road
Quentin Street
Quincy Street

Radde Place
Railroad Avenue
Raleigh Place

Ralph Avenue
Named for Ralph Patchen, a nineteenth-century Brooklyn landholder, who is also the namesake for neighboring Patchen Avenue.

Randolph Street
Rapelye Street
Red Cross Place
Red Hook Lane
Reed Street
Reeve Place
Regent Place
Remsen Avenue
Remsen Street
Revere Place
Rewe Street
Richards Street
Richardson Street
Richmond Street

Ridge Boulevard
Once it crosses into Bay Ridge south of 65th Street, Brooklyn’s Second Avenue becomes Ridge Boulevard, a name reflecting the neighborhood’s position atop the high terminal moraine left by the last Ice Age.

Ridge Court
Ridgecrest Terrace
Ridgewood Place
Ridgewood Avenue
River Street
Riverdale Avenue
Robert Street
Rochester Avenue
Rock Street
Rockaway Parkway
Rockaway Avenue
Rockwell Place
Roder Avenue
Rodney Street
Roebling Street
Rogers Avenue
Roosevelt Court
Roosevelt Place
Rose Street
Ross Street
Rost Place
Royce Place
Royce Street
Ruby Street
Rugby Road
Russell Street
Rutherford Place
Rutland Road
Rutledge Street
Ryder Avenue
Ryder Street
Ryerson Street

Sackett Street
Sackman Street
Sandford Street
Sands Street
Sapphire Street
Saratoga Avenue
Schaefer Street
Schenck Street
Schenck Place
Schenck Court
Schenck Avenue
Schenectady Avenue
Schermerhorn Street
Scholes Street
School Lane
Schroeders Avenue
Schweikerts Walk
Scott Avenue
Sea Breeze Avenue
Seabring Street
Seacoast Terrace
Seagate Terrace
Seagate Avenue
Seaview Court
Seaview Avenue
Seaview Gdns
Seba Avenue
Sedgwick Place
Sedgwick Street
Seeley Street
Seigel Street
Seigel Court
Senator Street
Seton Place
Shale Street
Sharon Street

Sheepshead Bay Road
Led to the village of Sheepshead Bay, named for the sheepshead, a kind of fish once found in its waters.

Sheffield Avenue
Named for English nobleman John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1647-1721).

Shell Road
Shepherd Avenue
Sheridan Avenue
Sherlock Place
Sherman Street

Shore Road
Once literally a road along the shore, Bay Ridge’s Shore Road is now significantly farther inland: landfill put the Belt Parkway (opened 1940) along the water’s edge.

Shore Boulevard
Shore Parkway
Shore Court
Shore Road Lane
Sidney Place
Sigourney Street
Skidmore Avenue
Skidmore Place
Skidmore Lane
Skillman Street
Skillman Avenue
Sloan Place
Slocum Place
Smith Street
Smiths Lane
Snediker Avenue
Snyder Avenue
Somers Street
Southgate Court
Spencer Place
Spencer Street
Spencer Court
St Andrews Place
St Charles Place
St Edwards Street
St Felix Street
St Francis Place
St James Place
St Johns Place
St Jude Place
St Marks Avenue
St Marks Place
St Nicholas Avenue
St Paul Place
St Pauls Court
Stagg Street
Stanhope Street
Stanley Avenue
Stanton Road
Stanwix Street
Starr Street
State Street
Stephens Court
Sterling Place
Sterling Drive
Sterling Street
Steuben Street
Stewart Avenue
Stewart Street
Stillwell Place
Stillwell Avenue
Stillwell’s Place
Stockholm Street
Stockton Street
Stoddard Place
Stone Avenue
Stonewall Jackson Drive
Story Street
Story Court
Stratford Road
Strauss Street
Strickland Avenue
Strong Place
Stryker Court
Stryker Street
Stuart Street
Stuyvesant Avenue
Sullivan Street
Sullivan Place
Summit Street
Sumner Place
Sumpter Street
Sunnyside Avenue
Sunnyside Court
Surf Avenue

Sutter Avenue
Named for Peter D. Sutter, Brooklyn Democratic boss of the 26th Ward.

Sutton Street
Suydam Street
Suydam Place

Taaffe Place
Tabor Court
Tampa Court
Tapscott Avenue
Tapscott Street
Taylor Street
Tech Place
Tehama Street
Temple Court
Ten Eyck Walk
Ten Eyck Street
Tennis Court
Terrace Place
Thames Street

Thatford Avenue
Named for Gilbert Sayre Thatford (1822-1902), a local resident and dealer of real estate, who was a founder of the First Congregational Church of New Lots.

Thomas Street
Thomas S Boyland Street
Thornton Street
Throop Avenue
Tiffany Place
Tilden Avenue
Tillary Street
Times Place
Tompkins Avenue
Tompkins Place
Townsend Street
Troutman Street
Troy Avenue
Trucklemans Lane
Truxton Street
Tudor Terrace
Turnbull Avenue
Turner Place

Underhill Avenue
Union Avenue
Union Street
Utica Avenue

Van Brunt Street
Van Buren Street
Van Dyke Street
Van Sicklen Street
Van Siclen Court

Van Siclen Avenue
Named for the Van Sicklens, an early seventeenth century Dutch farming family of Flatbush and Gravesend.

Van Sinderen Avenue
Vandalia Avenue
Vandam Street
Vanderbilt Street
Vanderbilt Avenue
Vanderveer Street
Vanderveer Place
Vandervoort Place
Vandervoort Avenue
Varanda Place
Varet Street
Varick Street
Varick Avenue
Varkens Hook Road
Veranda Place
Vermont Street
Vermont Court
Vernon Avenue
Verona Place
Verona Street
Veronica Place
Veterans Avenue
Victor Road
Village Road
Village Court
Vine Street
Virginia Place
Visitation Place
Vista Place

Voorhies Avenue
Named for the descendants of Coert Stevensen Van Voorhies, who emigrated in 1660 from the Netherlands, and bought land in Gravesend near Sheepshead Bay in 1691/2.

Wakeman Place
Waldane Court
Waldorf Court
Walker Court

Wallabout Street

“Wallabout” is a corruption of the Dutch words “Waal” and “Bocht,” meaning either “a bend in the river” or “Walloon Bay,” a reference to the Walloons, the French-speaking refugees who settled in the area in the seventeenth century.

Wallaston Court
Walsh Court
Walton Street
Walworth Street
Warren Place
Warren Street
Warsoff Place
Warwick Street
Washington Drive
Washington Walk
Washington Avenue
Washington Street
Washington Park
Water Street
Waterbury Street
Watkins Street
Waverly Avenue
Webers Court
Webster Place
Webster Avenue
Weirfield Street
Weldon Street
Wellington Court
Wells Street
West Avenue
West Street
West End Avenue
Westbury Court
Westminster Road
Whale Square
Wharton Place
Whipple Street
White Avenue
White Street
Whitman Drive
Whitney Place
Whitney Avenue
Whitty Lane
Whitwell Place
Will Place
Williams Place
Williams Avenue
Williams Court
Williamsburg Street
Willmohr Street
Willoughby Street
Willoughby Avenue

Willow Street
Likely named for the tree which was once prevalent in the area.

Willow Place
Wilson Avenue
Wilson Street
Windsor Place
Winthrop Street
Withers Street
Wogan Terrace
Wolcott Street
Wolf Place
Woodbine Street
Woodhull Street
Woodpoint Road
Woodrow Court
Woodruff Avenue
Woods Place
Woodside Avenue

Wortman Avenue
Named for John S. Wortman, a landowner in New Lots, a blacksmith whose shop was attached to his home on New Lots Road near Van Siclen Avenue.

Wyckoff Street
Wyckoff Avenue
Wyona Street
Wythe Place
Wythe Avenue

York Street

1st Place
1st Court
1st Street
1st Avenue

 

South 1st Street
One of several numerical streets in Williamsburg; those above Grand Street are designated North 1st through 15th Streets; those below Grand are South 1st through 11th.

2nd Avenue
2nd Place
2nd Street

3rd Avenue
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

3rd Street
3rd Place

4th Street
4th Avenue
4th Place

North 5th Street
One of several numerical streets in Williamsburg; those above Grand Street are designated North 1st through 15th Streets; those below Grand are South 1st through 11th.

South 5th Street
One of several numerical streets in Williamsburg; those above Grand Street are designated North 1st through 15th Streets; those below Grand are South 1st through 11th.

5th Street
5th Avenue

North 6th Street
One of several numerical streets in Williamsburg; those above Grand Street are designated North 1st through 15th Streets; those below Grand are South 1st through 11th.

6th Avenue
6th Street

7th Avenue
7th Street

8th Avenue
8th Street

9th Street
9th Avenue

10th Street
10th Avenue

11th Street
11th Avenue

12th Street
12th Avenue

13th Street
13th Avenue

14th Avenue
14th Street

15th Street
15th Place
15th Avenue

16th Street
16th Avenue

17th Avenue
17th Court
17th Street

18th Avenue
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

18th Street

19th Avenue
19th Lane
19th Street

20th Lane
20th Avenue
20th Drive
20th Street

21st Drive

21st Avenue
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

21st Street

22nd Street
23rd Avenue
23rd Street
24th Street
24th Avenue
25th Avenue
25th Street
26th Street
26th Avenue
27th Street
27th Avenue
28th Avenue
28th Street
29th Street

30th Street
31st Street
32nd Street
33rd Street
34th Street
35th Street

East 36th Street
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

36th Street
37th Street
38th Street
39th Street

40th Street
41st Street
42nd Street
43rd Street
44th Street
45th Street
46th Street
47th Street
48th Street
49th Street

50th Street
51st Street
52nd Street
53rd Street
53rd Place
54th Street
55th Street
56th Drive
56th Street
57th Place
57th Street
58th Street
59th Place
59th Street

60th Place
60th Street
61st Street
62nd Street
63rd Street
64th Street

65th Street
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

66th Street
67th Street
68th Street
69th Street

70th Street
71st Street
72nd Street
72nd Court
73rd Street
74th Street
76th Street
77th Street
78th Street
79th Street

80th Street
81st Street

82nd Street
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

83rd Street

84th Street
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

85th Street
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

86th Street
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

87th Street
88th Street
89th Street

90th Street
91st Street
92nd Street
93rd Street
94th Street
95th Street
95th Avenue
96th Street
97th Street
98th Street

East 98th Street
One of many Brooklyn roadways mapped to a numerical scheme in 1874 by the Town Survey Commission of Kings County.

99th Street

100th Street
101st Street
101st Avenue
102nd Street
103rd Street
104th Street
105th Street
106th Street
107th Street
108th Street

Bath Beach
Once a fashionable seaside resort, the neighborhood of Bath Beach takes its name from the English spa of Bath.

East New York
Named by Connecticut merchant John R. Pitkin who bought land in 1835, on which he intended to establish a counterpart to New York City.

Sheepshead Bay

Named for the sheepshead, a kind of fish once found in its waters.

  • Wikipedia
  • Synoptical History of the Towns of Kings Country from 1525 to Modern Times: Containing the origin of the names of the Streets, Avenues and Lanes. (from the manuscripts of Stiles, Ostrander, Furnam and other historians)
  • Welcome to Brooklyn
  • A History of the City of Brooklyn Including the Old Town and Village of Brooklyn, the Town of Bushwick, and the Village and City of Williamsburgh by Henry R. Stiles.
  • Forgotten New York
  • Ditmas Park Historical District Designation Report

 

 

 

 

Comments

Comment from Lawrence De Graw
Time May 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

Just wondered where I might obtain some viable information on the history of the DeGraw Street name.
My mom (now deceased) once told me that one of our ancestors was the captain of a schooner in the area that would later come to be known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Is there any connection or truth to this? Also, any ideas how I might track down more info on the street name origin? My family and I would very much appreciate any leads — Thank you.

Lawrence A. De Graw
Ocala, FL

Comment from admin
Time June 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Hi Lawrence,

I found this link on a genealogy forum that has info about DeGraw St. in Brooklyn.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/degraw/messages/98.html

there is an address in one of posts of a lady who has more information.

hope it helps.

Comment from Jono Miller
Time January 1, 2012 at 12:13 am

RE: Palmetto Street ….Catalpa and Linden are examples of trees that might grow in Brooklyn. But palmettos are southern trees. Does anyone know what year these tree-named streets got their names?

Comment from KENNETH KATTA
Time February 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Could you shed some light on the history of the naming of Seeley Street in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn? Thanks.

Comment from jack mckillip
Time October 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Looking for origin of name for ‘Sumpter’ street

Comment from Rich Stagg
Time November 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Looking to find out about Stagg St,Brooklyn,NY.

Comment from Josephine
Time August 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

I need to know who was Wortman ave. named after. Brooklyn NY.

Comment from Rhonda 2.0
Time August 20, 2014 at 3:22 am

According to “Brooklyn by Name” – Wortman Avenue was named after John S. Wortman, a landowner in New Lots. He was a blacksmith whose shop was attached to his home on New Lots Road near Van Siclen Avenue, in what’s now known as East Mew York in Brooklyn.

Comment from Rhonda 2.0
Time August 20, 2014 at 3:56 am

The only name I was able to find was Linden Blvd. According to Brooklyn by Name – it was named Linden Boulevard for the abundant linden trees in the area.

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