Lorimer Street runs north/south through East Williamsburg (the former 16th Ward) from Broadway to Driggs Avenue. North of Driggs, the street continues to the northwest, terminating at Noble Street. South of Broadway, the street continues to the southwest; this section of Lorimer Street was renamed from _____ Street. The original section of Lorimer Street through East Williamsburg was mapped as part of the expansion of the Village of Williamsburgh east of Union Avenue in 1835.
Now Wilson Street, Hamburg Avenue reflected Bushwick's historical association with German immigrants. Forgotten NY has a brief piece on the history of name changes in Bushwick. The street has gone through a number of name changes, having started as Johnson Avenue, then renamed Hamburg Street, followed by Hamburg Avenue and ultimately, during World War I, Wilson Street (after Woodrow Wilson).
Madison Street north of Broadway was originally called Ivy Street. The street was renamed Madison Street in the 1890s, extending the existing Madison Street from Bedford-Stuyvesant northward.