Naming Gotham: The Villains, Rogues and Heroes Behind New York’s Place Names

Professor Buzzkill History Podcast

Why are New York’s roads, bridges, buildings, and institutions named after certain people? Who were those people and why did they matter so much? Professor Rebecca Bratspies explains all in this in a fascinating romp through not only New York history, but also the history of the practice of naming things after individuals, and the complex specifics of how that usually happened. Episode 527

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