Archive for the "New Rochelle Street Names" Category

17.Dec.2017 Apple Tree Lane

Apple Tree Lane is located in the northern-most section of New Rochelle on the border of Scarsdale.  It is named after “Apple Tree Farm,” a farm that stood on the same spot.  We discussed the history of Apple Tree Farm fairly extensively in the post about Abbey Close.  Not surprisingly, the farm grew apples.  

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16.Dec.2017 Antler Place

Antler Place is a street in the Forest Heights neighborhood of New Rochelle.  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, an antler is “one of the paired deciduous solid bony processes that arise from the frontal bone on the head of an animal of the deer family.”  Antler Place was named consistent with the forest theme.  The forest […]

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10.Dec.2017 Andrew Lane

Andrew Lane is a street off Stratton Road, just north of the Hutch by Iona Prep.   It’s in a development named, “White Birches.”   (I spent a while cruising Google Street view looking for white birches — didn’t see any).  This street is a bit of a mystery.  I have not been able to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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