Imlay Street

Imlay Street was originally Hudson Street but was renamed in 1861 for William H. Imlay, a large property holder in Red Hook, who both sold land to the Atlantic Dock Company and was a major shareholder.


  • 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. (accessed 2016)

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

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