NYC Honorary Street Names
Martense Lane (Brooklyn)
Present name:36th Street
Location:Between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 15th Avenue
Honoree: Until the adoption of the modern street grid in the Town of Flatbush, Martense Lane was a colonial-era dirt road connecting the Gowanus Road, at 35th Street and Fourth Avenue, with the Flatbush Road (now Avenue) at the Dutch Reformed Church. During the Revolutionary War, in the Battle of Long Island, Martense was one of the principal British routes of advance. It is part of the New York State American Revolution Heritage Trail in Brooklyn.
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