By HOWARD FEIN
Special to Forgotten New York
A NYC lamppost ‘wearing’ a Yonkers light fixture on the northeast corner of what appears to be a simple crossroads of four different street names due to the NYC-Yonkers border crossing it diagonally. The north approach is Bronx River Road; the south Webster Avenue; the east Nereid Avenue; the west McLean Avenue.
NYC DOT added to the confusion by putting in an E 240 Street sign on the southwest corner, since the city line appears to run in the middle of the E-W street with only the north (Yonkers) side going by McLean Avenue. The standard Welcome-to-NYC ‘No Right on Red’ sign is across Nereid Avenue. This is also the extreme SE corner of the City of Yonkers. Had enough?
[NYC DOT, it seems, wants nothing to do with McLean Avenue and they call its short length in NYC “East 240th.” Similarly, Lakeville Road runs along the NYC border in Bellerose, Queens, but the DOT calls the NYC half of the road Hewlett Street. –ed.]