Brooklyn Street name #usa


agenet@...
 

Does anyone know if there were a street named Boyd St. in Brooklyn in 1898? My g-grandfather, Nathan Sokol or Sakal, states that their destination upon arriving in NYC is 17 Boyd St., Brooklyn. Not being from NYC, I have no idea if such a street existed.  He was spot on with other details of their immigration. I've googled the street name with no success.
I would appreciate any help.
Adrien Gernsbacher Genet


Susan&David
 

If you go to the Steve Morse One-Step Pages:  https://stevemorse.org/
Navigate down to US Census (1790-1950)
Select Large City ED Finder (1870-1950)
Enter Year  = 1900, State = New York, County = Kings, City or Town = Brooklyn
Then scroll through street list.
You will find no Boyd St., but you may find something close in spelling.

David Rosen
Boston, MA


On 2/8/2021 9:42 AM, agenet@... wrote:
Does anyone know if there were a street named Boyd St. in Brooklyn in 1898? My g-grandfather, Nathan Sokol or Sakal, states that their destination upon arriving in NYC is 17 Boyd St., Brooklyn. Not being from NYC, I have no idea if such a street existed.  He was spot on with other details of their immigration. I've googled the street name with no success.
I would appreciate any help.
Adrien Gernsbacher Genet


Kenneth Ryesky
 

There is a Bond Street in Lower Manhattan, and a Boyd Avenue in the Bronx.

Possible suspect:  Conflation of Brooklyn with Bronx
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Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


Tina Isaacs
 

Dear Adrien
There was definitely a Boyd Street, which you can find from the 1940s census of New York City Streets. Whether it was the same one as the one you are looking for is uncertain.  Go to:

https://1940s.nyc/map/photo/nynyma_rec0040_5_00522_0079#17.5/40.627228/-74.078949

for both a map and photographs of buildings on the street.  I've found the apartment buildings of many of my family members through this site.

Tina
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Tina Isaacs
London, England


m.solman@...
 

Could possibly be Floyd Street in Brooklyn where I know my great-grandmother's brother lived in the early 1900s.

Mel Solman
Toronto


Jx. Gx.
 

Tina,

That is a very helpful link you posted, but the Boyd Street you identified is in Staten Island (sometimes referred to as Richmond) that makes up one of the five Boroughs of New York City.   Adrien was asking for a Boyd Street in the borough of Brooklyn.

I know from personal memory there is a Bond Street in Brooklyn, but whether that existed in 1898 I can't say.  Perhaps Adrien can have better luck contacting the main NYC public library in Manhattan on 42nd Street or the very large public library at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. 

Jeffrey Gee
Arizona USA  


Sherri Bobish
 


Adrien,

There was no street named Boyd in Brooklyn.  There is a Boyd Street on Staten Island, and a Boyd Avenue in The Bronx.

Brooklyn, Staten Island and The Bronx are three of the five boro's that make up NYC.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


Helene Williams Spierman
 

The street may have been re-named.  Search for Boyd St., Bklyn, 1897, or another year near that one.

I knew my mother grew up in a private house on Dahill Rd. in Brooklyn. I found her family in the 1920 census in a house with the same number, but the street was West St. I found a map of the same era as the census (on Steve Morse, via Ancestry) and compared it to a later Google map that contained Dahill Rd. I looked at train lines, the layout of streets and their names, and nearby churches, etc., and concluded that Dahill Rd. had been renamed. 

Helene Williams Spierman
Valley Stream, NY


Ellen
 

Steve Morse has a list of street name changes in Brooklyn at https://stevemorse.org/census/changes/BrooklynChanges.htm, but Boyd Street isn't on the list.  So the question now is whether Adrien's ancestor was going to Boyd Street in one of the other NYC boroughs, or to an entirely different street in Brooklyn.  You could see if there is a #17 on Boyd Street in the Bronx or in Staten Island.

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Ellen Morosoff Pemrick 
Saratoga County, NY

Researching WEISSMAN/VAYSMAN (Ostropol, Ukraine); MOROZ and ESTRIN/ESTERKIN (Shklov & Bykhov, Belarus); LESSER/LESZEROVITZ, MAIMAN, and BARNETT/BEINHART/BERNHART (Lithuania/Latvia); and ROSENSWEIG/ROSENZWEIG, KIRSCHEN, and SCHWARTZ (Botosani, Romania)


rich.meyersburg@...
 

Brooklyn has or had its own way of speaking.  Sort of Brooklyneese.  For example the word "oil" was pronounced like the name "Earl" and the word "Birds" was pronounced "Boids" or "Boyds".  So following this thought, I tried to find a "Bird" or "Byrd" street.  Unfortunately I did not find either, although there is a "Byrd St" in the Flushing area of Queens.
Ah, well

Rich Meyersburg
Laurel, MD


Joel Weintraub
 

Just an aside.  I noticed that on this thread there was one post that used our One-Step list of 1900 Brooklyn street names on our census Unified Tool.  Another post used our street name change tables on the One-Step site (https://stevemorse.org/census/changes.html).  I've put there resources for over 250 U.S. cities, some from tables we created ourselves and some that are links to existing websites that show old/new street name changes.  We don't have much really on Broooklyn but I'm always looking to add to our city resources.  Now if you look at Queens (first pick New York City, then Queens on the street name page) we not only have extensive tables on street name changes, but also tables on renumbering.  I explain our street name resources on my YouTube channel, "JDW Talks", on the video titled "Resources For U.S. Street Name & Number Changes With An Emphasis On The 1950 U.S. Census " at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2ILCF38BSw&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy

Joel
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Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA


Frank Schulaner
 

For what it's worth (one never knows), there's also a Boylston St in Brookline MA. Where Michael and Kitty Dukakis hung out. And the Barbara Walters.

Frank Schulaner
Kealakekua HI
fschulaner@...


Steven Cohen
 

If "Boyd Street" is from a passenger arrival record, it was written down by a clerk in Europe who had no knowledge of Brooklyn street names.  You might consider Hoyt Street, which does exist, and sounds quite similar.

Steve Cohen
Philadelphia (but Brooklyn native)


gbaldwin191@...
 

I live in Downtown Brooklyn at BOND St. There has never been a Boyd St in Brooklyn. My bet is the address is actually Bond Street. Try searching for that as the address...
gordon baldwin