3. Jones Street, Greenwich Village
Jones Street is a single block that links Bleecker and West 4th Streets. According to lore, Jones Street was named after Dr. Gardiner Jones. the brother-in-law of Samuel Jones (for whom Great Jones Street is named after). After much debate and what must have been some tense family dinners, both men refused to budge. Eventually, Samuel Jones “relented” and humbly called his street “Great Jones.” (In an alternative to the family drama, the New York Times says Great Jones received its name because it was wider than most streets at the time). Either way, Great Jones Street is one-block longer than Jones Street but Jones Street has the claim to fame of being featured on the album cover of Bob Dylan’s Freewheelin’.