The Street Book: An Encyclopedia of Manhattan's Street Names and Their Origins (Google eBook)
The Street Book contains brief biographical sketches for more than one hundred of Manhattan's well- and lesser-known streets. With photographs, period drawings, and reproductions of old newspapers, The Street Book is a visual treat as well. The detailed topographical maps of Manhattan provide an easy reference for locating streets, and even make it possible to use The Street Book as a walking guide.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EctopicBrain - LibraryThing
I've had this book before. Someone borrowed it and never returned it. Bummer. anyway I now have another copy and as I browse through it I cannot help wonder about the politics that must go on behind naming anything in NYC. Great reference book! Read full review