Daily Archives: April 20, 2010

Annoying Place (in Dutch) – Verveelen Place, Bronx

© Frank H. Jump

The verb to annoy is verveelen in Dutch (pronounced “fer-fail`-en”). When passing the Robert’s Books & Stationery / Kornblau-Goldblum Supply Co signs on the Major Deegan Expressway, I never thought I’d be rediscovering another odd Dutch street name. Brooklyn has its Varkens Hoek (Hog’s Corner) and Paerdegats (Horse’s Hole) street names and the Bronx has its Annoying Place.

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Kornblau-Goldblum Supply Co Inc — Robert’s Books & Stationery — Verveelen Place, Bronx

Apartment & House Supplies - Paint © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump