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« Reply #20 on: Feb 18th, 2006, 10:12pm »
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on Feb 18th, 2006, 8:15pm, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hi All,
 
I'm with George on that one, and NYC, you surprise me. Long Island is loaded with indian names, as is Massachusetts. However, it should not surprise you that they have english translations, where available. As an example my home area of the Rockaways has an interesting translation. Rockaway is translated into " Sandy Place". If you are familiar with the Rockaways, it is a great translation. The entire area is a beach community.

 
Yes, there are many places in the NYC area that have Indian names.  But Amtrak doesn't even get close to serving Long Island.  And I've been out to the Rockaways many times and that certainly does fit, even more so than one might think.  After all, while the Indian's were correct there is lots of sand, all of that sand sits on an island of rock.
 
By the way, if I recall correctly, Spuyten Duyvil is Dutch.  Not Indian.  


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Alan,

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