Not an official name, Easy Street is a local placename for a fifth of a mile section of New York Route 86 that was settled by guides from Paul Smith's Hotel just west of the Brighton Town Hall. Just one mile east of the hotel, the name derives from the idea that a guide with a house there was "living on Easy Street."

Writing in his Enterprise column "Merely Local" on November 15, 1962 (reprinted on July 5, 2003), Bill McLaughlin remembered: "When I was younger they used to say that Easy Street was the section where they ate venison all year round." (Presumably ignoring the game laws?) "It was a spawning bed for hard nosed football players and many a good looking gal in calico jumped off the school bus on Easy Street hill."

See New York Route 86 for the houses of Easy Street.