A couple of Brooklyn phone exchanges

HY is for Hyancinth, in Williamsburg, but it’s unclear where that name came from.

The very faded NE in this moving-shipping-storage ad on Atlantic Avenue and Bedford stands for Nevins. Too bad there isn’t a city agency to help preserve the faint numerals.

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One Response to “A couple of Brooklyn phone exchanges”

  1. Andrew Says:

    The HY9 (499) telephone exchange is in Windsor Terrace/Park Slope, not Williamsburg. We have been living in Windsor Terrace for over 40 years and our 499/HY9 telephone number dates from when we first moved there.

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