Monday, August 04, 2008

Intriguing Street Names of New York Parts IV and V


Corner of Throop Avenue and Whipple Street

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

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5 Comments:

Blogger Paz said...

Very intriguing names, indeed.

Paz

3:08 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

hi paz,

This one might be my very favorite corner so far.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

this is so dutch-american sounding....

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Nomi said...

Throop and Whipple sounds like a law firm in a Dickens novel.

7:55 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

thanks miriam and nomi.

A website devoted to Whipple family genealogy indicates that someone married a Throop at some point. Whipple was among the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Ponte Vecchio mentions that this corner used to be in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but has of late fallen into the Williamsburg sphere-of-influence.

5:53 PM  

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