From Cucumber Alley to Lois Lane, area streets bear peculiar names

Lois and Bill Giniecki sport Superman shirts while standing in front of a Lois Lane street sign. The street, named after Lois, is off Consaul Road in Niskayuna. (Erica Miller/Gazette Photographer)Lois and Bill Giniecki sport Superman shirts while standing in front of a Lois Lane street sign. The street, named after Lois, is off Consaul Road in Niskayuna. (Erica Miller/Gazette Photographer)

BY JEFF WILKIN
Gazette Reporter

Travelers on Consaul Road often see Lois Lane.

The name is on a street sign between Clute Crest and Fieldstone Drive — not far from St. David’s Lane.

Folks on bikes, in cars and on foot might say: “I wonder why Superman’s girlfriend has her own street in Niskayuna?”

People in on the gag know the Lois in the lane is really Bill Giniecki’s girlfriend. There’s a story behind the street.

There are also stories about Blood Street, Swaggertown Road and Bath Street. The Capital Region is loaded with avenues and alleyways with strange or funny names on their sign posts.

Like Line Drive in Niskayuna; and Cucumber Alley in Schenectady; add Anyhow Lane in Wilton; and Mosquito Swamp Way in Greenwich.

People on social media offered others in an informal Daily Gazette survey.

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