Re: Old Brooklyn Street Name #general


Don Solomon
 

Here's my guess -- as an expatriate. Fulton Street has always run >from the East
River all the way to the Queens border. When downtown Brooklyn underwent some
redevelopment in the 1950s, part of Fulton Street was closed off, so the street is
now discontinuous. The Brooklyn Heights portion (11201) runs next to the Brooklyn
Bridge down to old warehouses and the ferry terminal that was there before the
bridge was built. When that area experienced a resurgence of popularity in recent
years, probably the name "Old" was appended (officially or not) to indicate that
portion.

I am trying to locate "Old Fulton St" in Brooklyn. Was this street name replaced
by another street name or has this street been done away with altogether?
Lois Friedman
Don Solomon <dsolomon@post.harvard.edu>
Boston, MA USA
Searching: NIMOY, DRUTIN, KATZ (Izyaslav, Volhynia Gub., Ukr.)
SOLOMON, JOSEPH, CAHANE, SEGAL (Iasi, Rom.)

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