New York Street

From Pittsburgh Streets
New York Street
Neighborhood Ridgemont
Origin of name City or state of New York

This street appears as New York Avenue in the 1890 Hopkins atlas. Most of the other streets in the same plan of lots were given the names of cities: Albany Avenue (today Albany Street), Savannah Avenue (today Salerma Street), Springfield Avenue (today Springfield Street), and Camden Street. On the other hand, the last named street in the plan was Rhode Island Avenue (today Rhode Island Street), named for the state.[1] So it is not exactly clear whether New York Avenue was intended to refer to the city or the state. Bob Regan decided to include it with streets named for states rather than those named for cities.[2]

In 1910, an ordinance establishing the names of all the streets in Pittsburgh listed this street as New York Street.[3]


  1. Atlas of the City of Pittsburgh, vol. 5, plate 17. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1890.; included in the 1890 layer at Pittsburgh Historic Maps ( [view source]hopkins-1890-vol-5
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, pp. 65, 73. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan
  3. "An ordinance establishing the names of the avenues, streets, lanes and alleys in the City of Pittsburgh." Pittsburgh city ordinance, 1910, no. 716. Passed Mar. 31, 1910; approved Apr. 5, 1910. Ordinance Book 21, p. 359. In Municipal Record: Minutes of the proceedings of the [Select and Common Councils] of the City of Pittsburgh for the years 1909–1910, appendix, pp. 328–381, Devine & Co., Pittsburgh, 1910 (Google Books doQzAQAAMAAJ; HathiTrust uiug.30112108223832; Internet Archive Pghmunicipalrecord1909). Reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post, Apr. 29, 1910, pp. 12–16 ( 86616256, 86616285, 86616314, 86616333, 86616343), and Apr. 30, pp. 12–16 ( 86616643, 86616672, 86616694, 86616726, 86616748). [view source]ordinance-1910-716