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Where did Pearl Street in NY get it's name?

Asked by silky1 (1510points) November 14th, 2010

I’ve heard it was the oyster shells they used for landfill.

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The name Pearl Street is an English translation of the Dutch Parelstraat (written as Paerlstraet around 1660).

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