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Old 08-19-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Oxnard
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I know Los Angeles has a ton of these and I heard Boston also has a few. We all know NYC has borough names and even some neighborhoods within the boroughs like Harlem that use their names as the postal address. What are some other cities that are similar?
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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I know Los Angeles has a ton of these and I heard Boston also has a few. We all know NYC has borough names and even some neighborhoods within the boroughs like Harlem that use their names as the postal address. What are some other cities that are similar?
Manhattan uses New York. Harlem, which is in Manhattan does not use Harlem, NY.
Brooklyn uses Brooklyn
Bronx uses Bronx
Staten Island uses Staten Island
Queens uses individual neighborhoods. This is because they used to be independent villages.


I think Boston neighborhoods that were annexed after a certain date still use neighborhood names. I've lived in the Boston neighborhood with a Boston mailing address, and another with a neighborhood mailing address. The one with the neighborhood address was further from downtown.
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Oxnard
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Manhattan uses New York. Harlem, which is in Manhattan does not use Harlem, NY.
Brooklyn uses Brooklyn
Bronx uses Bronx
Staten Island uses Staten Island
Queens uses individual neighborhoods. This is because they used to be independent villages.


I think Boston neighborhoods that were annexed after a certain date still use neighborhood names. I've lived in the Boston neighborhood with a Boston mailing address, and another with a neighborhood mailing address. The one with the neighborhood address was further from downtown.



Same thing with Los Angeles when they annexed almost all of the San Fernando Valley and Venice, Hollywood (even though Los Angeles is used by a lot for this one), San Pedro, etc.. in the early 1900's they kept the village/town/city name as the postal address.
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:09 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I don't believe there's any part of Chicago that does this. I'm also used to seeing the opposite in my native St. Louis. Parts of St. Louis County use the city as their mailing address, even though St. Louis is independent of the county the locations are sitting outside of the city's limits in the suburbs.
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Old 08-19-2016, 06:08 PM
 
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Baltimore MD, and Alexandria VA, both have large suburban areas that use the city name although they're outside the city limits.


I've noticed that some neighborhoods of Boston MA within the city limits, such as Brighton, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Dorchester, Hyde Park, seem to use their own name rather than Boston's.

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Old 08-19-2016, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Manhattan uses New York. Harlem, which is in Manhattan does not use Harlem, NY.
Brooklyn uses Brooklyn
Bronx uses Bronx
Staten Island uses Staten Island
Queens uses individual neighborhoods. This is because they used to be independent villages.
Most of the Bronx uses the Bronx, but for example, most people in Riverdale use Riverdale, which is in the Bronx. Queens is technically split into Long Island City, Flushing, Floral Park, Jamaica, and Far Rockaway, but most people just put their neighborhood names. I am pretty sure "Queens, NY" doesn't even exist. I think you can actually use whatever you want, if you put down "New York City" or "New York, NY" anywhere in the 5 boroughs, the mail will still get to you.

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Old 08-19-2016, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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There is one ZIP code in the city of Phoenix 85339 (only Phoenix ZIP not starting in 850--) that is signed Laveen. Laveen used to be an unincorporated town in Maricopa County, but around 10-15 years ago, it was completely annexed by the city of Phoenix, but the ZIP code is still signed Laveen, AZ

Also, Gilbert, AZ has ZIP 85296 which swallowed an old ZIP 85236, 85236 was signed Higley, AZ even after unincorporated Higley was completely annexed by Gilbert. In 2007, Gilberts ZIP codes were redone, and 85236's area was added to 85296, and 85236 as well as the Higley, AZ mailing address ceased to exist
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:50 AM
 
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It is a not an unusual practice in New England. There are many unincorporated villages (part of larger incorporated towns and cities) throughout New England that have their own post offices and zip code. The village name is used for the address rather than the town. Given the area has a long history and sticks to its traditions, it is loathe to change.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I know Boston did when I lived there.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Dorchester, MA-I have family there and they would mail things back to "Mt Airy, PA" in Philly although that is not common for that neighborhood like Dorchester is in Boston. More common in Philly is Manayunk, PA Chestnut Hill, PA and sometimes Germantown, PA.

I used to live in Riverdale in the Bronx which is always "Riverdale, NY" as mentioned before.
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