In Jessica Jones, we see Jessica chant a mantra consisting of the streets she grew up on: Birch Street, Higgins Drive, Cobalt Lane. Later, we learn that Birch and Higgins intersect at an important location.

Was there some reason for the writers to choose these specific street names? They seem important, having been the focus of many scenes or episodes. The sign posts were also in the trailer and intro, prime spots for references.

Junction of Birch Street and Higgins Drive.

I've seen it suggested that Cobalt Lane is a reference to Cobalt Man, but that seems loose.

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    A very quick search suggest that there's only one Higgins Drive in New York and it only intersects two roads, Thompson Crescent and Brainerd Drive.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 20:52
  • @Richard All of New York or just the city?
    – user31178
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 21:01
  • Just the city. In the state there's a few more but none of them seem to intersect a Birch Street
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 21:04
  • W Higgins Lake Dr & W Birch Rd, Michigan, is the closest I can find. Sounds intentionally fictional.
    – Joshua
    Commented Mar 6, 2016 at 1:12


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