Friday, February 8, 2013

The Stories Behind Brooklyn Street Names Part 2

The Stories Behind Brooklyn Street Names Part 2 :: Brooklyn Exposed :: Your Guide to Everything Brooklyn!

(Exerpt)
Park Place in Brooklyn is no exception, as the street that runs parallel to Eastern Parkway was renamed in 1873 to take advantage of the recently opened Prospect Park and bring about an air of sophistication to the neighborhood. (And raise real estate values no doubt). Park Place’s previous name was Baltic Street, a name that paid homage to the 19th Century Baltic warehouses that lined the Brooklyn waterfront. Baltic Avenue on a Monopoly board? A paltry 60 dollars. That game was good.