A rebranding of 10th Avenue, Amsterdam Avenue sought to recall the days when NYC was run by the Dutch and known as “New Amsterdam”. Nearly called Holland Avenue, the former “Death Avenue” (so nicknamed for the many accidents caused by the grade level train tracks) took the new name in 1890.
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