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25.Mar.2017 Agar Avenue

Agar Avenue is a Street in the Premium Point Park neighborhood of New Rochelle, near the border of Larchmont, south of Post Road. It winds down a hillside to meet the northeasternmost reach of Echo Bay — one of those fingers of the Sound that the moon renders mostly mud and rivulets for a lot […]

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17.Jan.2017 Acorn Terrace

There are two separate streets in New Rochelle with the name Acorn: (1) Acorn Lane (as previously described) and (2) Acorn Terrace (in the East End).  The symbolism of acorns was described at length in the entry for Acorn Lane. View Larger Map Technically, Acorn Terrace is in a neighborhood called, “Pine Park,” a moniker that […]

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18.Dec.2016 Adams Street

Adams Street is located in Homestead Park.  Without citation, the Standard Star suggested that this street was named after the second president (John Adams) and the sixth president (John Quincy Adams).  That this street was named after both presidents, I cannot confirm.  But that it was named after at least one of these presidents appears […]

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02.Nov.2016 Acorn Lane

Acorn Lane is part of the Larchmont Woods development, which straddles New Rochelle and Larchmont.  The road itself lies completely within New Rochelle, but some of the houses on Acorn Lane are in Larchmont.     An acorn is the nut of an oak tree.  (A nut, by the way, is a fruit comprising seeds and […]

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23.Oct.2016 Acacia Terrace

Acacia Terrace is named after the Acacia tree.  The Standard Star reported that the name comes from three large acacia trees at the western edge of the property.  Another resident recalls that acacia trees “lined the street.”  Today, no acacia trees appear to remain. The acacia, also known as “the wattles,” is a member of […]

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02.Oct.2016 Abingdon Lane

We remain in New Rochelle’s far northern end. Like Abbey Close, Abingdon Lane is also in Scarsdale Downs, but on the other side of Baruad Road. In the mid- to late- 1800s, the land between Baraud Road, Wilmot Road, and the Scarsdale line was a farm owned by George A. Robbins & family.  Other than maps, I […]

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16.Sep.2016 Abbey Close

Abbey Close is a street in the very northernmost reaches of New Rochelle.  It is in the “Scarsdale Downs” neighborhood, which is, not surprisingly, very close to the border with Scarsdale. Let’s break up the name Abbey Close into pieces.  The name Abbey — this is pure myth.  An abbey is a complex of buildings used […]

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11.Sep.2016 Aberfoyle Road

Aberfoyle Road is in the Highland Park neighborhood of New Rochelle.  It is named after the town of Aberfoyle, Scotland. Highland Park was developed by the Irish-born lawyer James A.S. Gregg.  In 1891, Gregg acquired eighty acres of the former Badeau farm, which sat on land overlooking what is now the lake in front of […]

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