Thursday, June 30, 2016

Renaming New York

Did you know that Vandam Street in New York was named for Jeanne-Claude van Damme? Or that Smith Street was named for Anna Nicole Smith?

Of course you didn't. Because of course they weren't.

However that hasn't stopped NeighborhoodX having a little fun re-imagining the etymology of New York's Streets. In Renaming New York NeighborhoodX has redrawn the map of New York renaming streets for famous celebrities and products.

Some other highlights on the map include Borough Hall (and Oates), Stone (Cold Steve Austin) Street and Duane ("The Rock" Johnson) Street.

If you are interested in the real history behind street names then you might want to check-out:

History of San Francisco Place Names
Paristique: L'histoire de nos rues
Famostrato - Personajes históricos de las calles de Madrid

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