Tag Archives: Soundview

  • FTELEY AVENUE, Soundview

    February 22, 2017

    When I first started poring over NYC street atlases in the 1970s, I was perplexed while fingering my dogeared Bronx Hagstrom because one of the streets in Soundview, just east of the Bronx River, was spelled Fteley. That had to be a misprint. No word begins with “FT”! Which leads me to English orthography and […]

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  • AS THE CROES FLIES

    August 17, 2012

    These ‘humpback’ navy and white street signs were standard issue in Manhattan and the Bronx from 1913 until the early 1960s. Politically, Manhattan and the Bronx were the same county until 1914. This intersection no longer exists, as East 177th was replaced by the Cross-Bronx Expressway in the 1950s. C.L. Croes was a 19th Century […]

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