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#89000 - 12/10/02 08:17 PM Re: On the sunny side  
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one of the main "road" from the LIE to the Southern State on the eastern end of Long Island (the route to the hamptons), has a traffic light on a cross steet--Hot Water Street-- which i always thought was funny.
Stony Brook NY, (home to a SUNY campus) has Blinking Light Street-- it ends at Northern Blvd, and the intersection is marked by a blinking amber light.Duh!


#89001 - 12/10/02 08:39 PM Re: On the sunny side  
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In a previous life I had a customer who was in a fish packing plant in Alaska. The address was End of Country Road. Once on the phone I asked if End of Country was the name of the road. He said that there was only one road out of town and the plant was at the end of it.


#89002 - 12/10/02 11:51 PM All I saw wuz the see!  
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Some time? I was born and raised there...

It sounds like 'some time' to me!

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We have a trio of special streets here; Paulina, Melvina and Lunt. There's an old joke that explains how they are related... it's on the tip of my tounge... but...

... nevermind.


#89003 - 12/12/02 09:56 AM Get out yer compass  
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Kalamazoo has a street named North that runs east/west.


#89004 - 12/12/02 10:15 AM Re: Get out yer compass  
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And Lancaster, UK has a narrow thoroughfare named "Bashful Alley."

Up until ca. 1950, London had an "Of Alley," but the powers-that-be decided to change it to something so boring that I forget what, now.

The story behind the original name is that the Duke of Buckingham, George Villiers, in the late C18, was strapped for cash, so sold of part of his land in London for housing development. Not wishing the fact that it had been his land go unnoticed, he insisted that the streets were named after him. So, we still have, "George Street", Villiers Street", Duke Street" and Buckingham Avenue - "Of Alley" joined the latter two!


#89005 - 12/12/02 09:47 PM just meandering  
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Kalamazoo has a street named North that runs east/west.

Well, why not? It couldn't be North for its entire length if it ran north/south, now could it?

#89006 - 12/13/02 11:13 AM Re: North St.  
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Now if it's on the south side of town...


#89007 - 12/13/02 03:33 PM Re: North St.  
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Now if it's on the south side of town...


...look for further urban expansion any day soon. Its a subtle message from the town planners.


#89008 - 12/13/02 03:40 PM Re: North St.  
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In a related story, Northside Liqurors in Ithaca is on the south side of town, The Corner Bookstore(now defunct) was not on the corner and The Gallery of Fifteen Steps was at ground level. All three had had locations appropriate to their names but moved and didn't change their names.


#89009 - 12/13/02 03:59 PM Re: Northside Liqurors  
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With a name like that, I wouldn't change it, either.


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