Day 871

Ryder and Roder

May 19th, 2014

Brooklyn's Ryder Avenue runs on a diagonal between McDonald Avenue and Ocean Parkway. It ceases to exist for a block and then picks back up at East 7th Street, but with a slightly different name: Roder Avenue. Weird! Check out this map to see what I'm talking about. It seems that Roder was originally Ryder, and acquired its current name sometime in the 1920s.

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