Closing Bell: Fifth and Broadway in Williamsburg?


Learn something new everyday. Scouting NY wondered why this building at Driggs Avenue and Broadway in Williamsburg had "Fifth and B'Way" inscribed on one of its corners. Broadway and Fifth Street (North and South) run parallel and never meet. Fortunately, a commenter cleared things up. Did you know that Driggs Avenue was once named Fifth Street and Bedford Avenue was known as Fourth Street? Look at the Bedford Cheese Shop building for proof (same inscription). Now you know.
Photo by nycscout.

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