Dikeman Street

Dikeman Street, one of many officially named by the City of Brooklyn in 1835, was most likely named in honor of John Dikeman, He was one of the first property owners in Brooklyn, was the Villages's lawyer in 1819 and went on to be a respected Judge.

Dikeman Street between Dwight and Richards Streets has an honorary name of Abrian Gonzalez Place.

Abrian Gonzalez (1985-2006) attended P.S. 15, as a youth. He inspired the other students to stay away from crime and drugs. LL:2007/28


  • Benardo, Leonard, and Jennifer Weiss. Brooklyn by Name: How the Neighborhoods, Streets, Parks, Bridges, and More Got Their Names. New York: New York University Press, 2006.

     Dikeman, J.  The Brooklyn Compendium, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Common Council.  1870.  https://books.google.com/books?id=jvpHAQAAMAAJ (accessed 2016)

     Sherman, Herman. Red Hook Place-Names. Graduate Thesis, Brooklyn College, 1965.

    NYC Honorary Street Names

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