NYC Honorary Street Names

Shorakapock

Shorakapock Natural Area (Manhattan)
Present name:Within Inwood Hill Park
Location:Generally bounded on the south by Dyckman Street, on the west by the Amtrak ROW, on the north by the Bulkhead Line and on the east by an irregular shifting line (refer to DPR Map M-RW-42-2200).
Honoree: Meaning "edge of the river," this is thought to be the original Indian name for the area of Indian habitation in what is now Washington Heights and Inwood. According to the City Council Proceedings "the restoration of the original name of this large area of inwood Hill Park will acknowledge the historical Native American presence in this area of Manhattan."
LL:1992/74


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