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Old 10-06-2011, 03:14 AM
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I stumbled across a wacky one:
Giffords Glen in Staten Island.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Shakespeare avenue in highbridge.

Tintin avenue mott haven/melrose.

Hoe avenue in the tremont section.

Hollywood avenue in the country club section.

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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"Force Tube Avenue" in Ridgewood, I believe it had something to do with the reservoir over there from way back in the day.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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"Force Tube Avenue" in Ridgewood, I believe it had something to do with the reservoir over there from way back in the day.
Yes it did. There was a conduit (thus, nearby Conduit Boulevard) otherwise known as a 'force tube,' through which water was pumped.

In Greenwich Village, one finds Gay Street--although that word didn't sound so strange when the street was named.

There are also TWO West 9 Streets in Brooklyn. One is exactly where you'd expect to find it--between West 8 and West 10. The other is a western extension of 9 Street.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Another favorite of mine is "Rapelye Street" which in actuality was a family name but spelled "Rapelja" or something like that, in Carroll Gardens
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Weiher Court in Morrisania.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: New England
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I stumbled across a wacky one:
Giffords Glen in Staten Island.
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I'm not in NYC but there's a Bacon Slip Road connecting my street. It's also a dead end, which makes me laugh too.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Default in Inwood Manhattan

there is Seaman Avenue and Cumming Street
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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One of my all time favorites is in Connecticut:

Skunks Misery Road - no lie
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
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I think there's a "Love Lane" somewhere in Brooklyn heights.
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