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When Brooklyn Heights Was Ihpetonga, and 47 More Old Names

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The man who brought you the map that labeled every song with lyrics about New York City has returned with another cartographic tour de force. Real estate developer Constantine Valhouli has mapped 48 locations within the five boroughs, with each pin, when clicked, displaying what it used to be called back in the day. A few of our favorites: Brooklyn Heights' Native American name was Ihpetonga; while Murray Hill bore the Dutch moniker Inclenberg. You didn't live in Flushing—you hailed from Vlissingen. Governors Island was known as Paggank, and then Noten Eylandt, which was later anglicized into Nut Island. Browse away, because it's a blast... and enjoy the very real challenge of historically accurate pronunciation.

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