The Times’ “New York Today” offers an explanation…or two…without actually taking a stand.
Cranberry, Orange and Pineapple Streets. A vitamin C trifecta.
Why do these streets in Brooklyn bear names both boggy and tropical?
As it turns out, there is no definitive answer to today’s question.
Click away to see what Mrs. Middagh might have had to do with it…and make “New York Today” a part of your morning. In addition to providing a listing of essential news and a bouquet of entertainment/enrichment options, it also offers, most days, a glimpse into the paper’s archives.
Ephemeral New York offers a little more detail into the fruit streets, as does this 2013 BHB post.