Subject: [NY IRISH] (NY IRISH) NYC Streets
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 20:33:53 -0500
I have a copy of Coltons
General Atlas of 1859 which will answer your questions re Wards in Manhattan
in the afore mentioned time period.
I don't know what you know
about Manhattan Island so I will give you some minimal info. The island
is narrow and runs South to North which are the narrow dimensions of the
island. The Hudson River (a/k/a as the North River) parallels Manhattan
on the South. The East River parallels the island on its east side.
Broadway bisects the
island pretty much in its middle. Delancy St. runs west to the east
towards the East River and is about six blocks from Broadway. Delancy is
bordered on the north from Rivington St. On the South side of Delancey
there are a number of intersecting streets that run towards the East river,
namely, Christie St, Forsyth St., EldredgeSt., Allen St., Orchard St.,
Ludlow, Essec,, Norfolk, Suffolk, Clinton St., Attorney, Ridge, Pitt St.,
Willet St., Sherriff St., Columbia St., Cannon (?)St.,
Lewis St., Goericts (?)
St., Margin St., Tomkins St., East St. (Ends at East River).
Now the answer to your question.
In 1859 Ward 10 went from Christie St. to Essec St. Ward 13 went from Suffolk
St. to East St.
A fairly recent map shows
the Williamsburg Bridge ( The Bridge was not in existence at the time frame
you are interested in) which spans the East River from the Williamsburg
section of Brooklyn and connects to the area of what I give as East St.
In addition all the streets I show on the south side of Delancey have been
changed to Broome St. A street called Kenmare connects Broadway to Delancey.
Rivington remains the same.
Subject: Re: [NY IRISH] (NY IRISH) NYC Streets
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 21:13:40 EST
Hi...just a few corrections to the email re: the street names......Eldridge
St........Essex St. Goerck St....Mangin St. and yes there was
a Cannon St.