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Van Dyke Street is almost certainly named for the Van Dyke family, 18th century residents of Red Hook. Mathias and Nicholas Van Dyke at one time owned most of Red Hook. After the death of Mathias in 1834 his land was sold to the Red Hook Building...

Wolcott Street was most likely named after Oliver Wolcott. a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a general in the Revolutionary War.

Verona Street was originally Ewer Street. The name was changed sometime before 1875. Herman Sherman speculated that it was possibly renamed in deference to a large number of Italians in the area who came from Verona.

The Van Brunt family was a well-established early Dutch family who settled in New Utrecht. This street may be named for Rutgert Van Brunt who was a member of the NYS Assembly from Kings County from 1783-1784.

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