Archive for the "New Rochelle Street Names" Category

14.Nov.2017 Andrea Court

Andrea Court is a short cul-de-sac in the Bonnie Crest neighborhood of New Rochelle.  It is named after Andrea Syracuse-Silverstein, the daughter of one of the developers, Richard M. Syracuse. The land that now occupies Andrea Court appears to have been just on the other side of the New York Westchester & Boston train tracks […]

05.Nov.2017 Anderson Street

Anderson Street in New Rochelle is a short thoroughfare that connects North Avenue and Lecount Place.  It is named after the Anderson family, who “long resided on the Anderson farm, which was located in the vicinity of Anderson Street and LeCount Place.”  Standard Star entry for Anderson Street. The Anderson homestead was reportedly located on […]

01.Nov.2017 Amherst Drive

Amherst Drive is located off Weaver Street in the North End, just south of the Hutchinson River Parkway (joyfully known to locals as the Hutch).  It is part of a development that was given the name, “Quaker Hill.”  It is located on land that was previously part of the Broadmoor Country Club, and before that, owned by […]

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07.Oct.2017 Amanda Lane

Amanda Lane is sandwiched between Pine Brook Boulevard and the point where Oxford Road turns sharply north and becomes Sussex Road.  I had originally hypothesized that the street was named after the daughter of one of the original owners.  I was wrong.  Thanks to the helpful recollections of one of the original owners, Dennis Orzo, […]

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16.Sep.2017 Alpine Road

The suffix, “-ine,” is used to denote “of or pertaining to” or “of the nature of.”  Thus, “-ine” attached to “Alps” would mean “Alp-like.”  The Alps are, of course, the European mountain range.  There are a few guesses as to the etymology of the name, “Alps.” One is that it derives from the pre-Indo-European word, […]

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04.Sep.2017 Alpha Place

Alpha Place is named after Alpha S. Harman, an employee of New Rochelle Public Schools.  Her father, Charles Harman — no apparent relation to mega-developer Clifford B. Harmon (last name with an “O”) — was the developer of the site. Alpha is also the first letter if the Greek alphabet.  Interestingly, the article on Alpha […]

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30.Aug.2017 Allard Avenue

  Allard Avenue is a short thoroughfare running parallel to Drake Avenue, connecting Main Street and John Street.  It is likely named after William or Ann Allard, Irish immigrants who were early residents.  In the earliest iteration of the street, it simply was a dead end, but eventually it connected to John Street (which at the […]

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24.Aug.2017 Alfred Lane

This one has been giving me fits.  I’ll be up-front: I’m not 100% sure I know who Alfred Lane is named after.  My best guess is that he’s named after the brother (Joseph Alphonse Lamonte) of the development’s builder (Charles Lamonte).  But any confirmation that Joseph Alponse Lamonte used “Alfred” as his middle name — […]

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15.Jul.2017 Alden Court

Alden Court is in the Wilmot Woods neighborhood of New Rochelle.  It is named after John Alden, signatory of the Mayflower Compact, early colonist, and major figure in Longfellow’s Courtship of Miles Standish.  There is no discernible connection between Alden and Westchester, despite the profusion of streets named after him here.  The name appears purely […]

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01.Jul.2017 Albert Place

Albert Place is located between Mayflower Avenue on the north and Coligni on the south, just before Coligni swoops north to meet Mayflower.  It is named after Albert James Girard.  His parents, Dominick and Mary, owned the land that eventually was developed into Albert Place.

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