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Old 09-12-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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DC

Swampoodle
Foggy Bottom

Many years ago, a public "street car" in Washington, DC bore a label saying "Seat Pleasant to Cabin John." Someone said these 2 names reminded them of bathrooms or "Out-houses." LOL. But they're actually 2 suburban communities on opposite sides of D.C. where the streetcar went to and from.

Fairfax County, just outside D.C. has a "Frying Pan Road" and a "Gallows Road" (which oddly is the site of a very large hospital).

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Philadelphia:

Devil's Pocket
Bella Vista
Strawberry Mansion
Brewerytown
Fairmount
Northern Liberties
Hunting Park
Nicetown (Not really cool, but ironic as it is one of the cities poorest/most violent neighborhoods)
Jewelers Row
Old City
Society Hill
Kingsessing
Mantua
University City
Germantown
Mount Airy
Chestnut Hill
Manayunk
Roxborough
Andorra
Fox Chase
Juniata Park
Kensington
Fishtown
Wissinoming
Tacony
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Lansing, MI

Lady Hill

Fabulous Acres

P.L.A.C.E.

REO Town

Square One
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Atlanta:

Cascade
Bankhead (in addition to Buckhead)
Virginia-Highland
Poncey-Highland
Midtown West
Castleberry Hill
Old Fourth Ward
Little Five Points
Sweet Auburn
Ben Hill
Vine City
SoNo ("South of North Avenue" - which I really dislike. I think way too many cities have gone with this concept.)
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Little Five Points
Any connection to Five Points in Detroit?
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Any connection to Five Points in Detroit?
No, "Little" Five Points differentiates the neighborhood from the main Five Points area in Atlanta. They are two distinct areas.

Five Points: Five Points (Atlanta) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Little Five Points: Little Five Points - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Five Points MARTA station is the largest and "central/main" station in the system.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Default cincinnati

Cincinnati has East Westwood.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Chicago

Bucktown
Back of the Yards
Bronzeville- once a thriving African American neighborhood, hint the word "bronze"
East Side
Hermosa- Spanish for beautiful
South Shore
Pill Hill- named that because doctors and nurses once dominated this small enclave.
Gold Coast- rightly named because of its upper class residents and being adjacent to Lake Michigan
Uptown- I think of a neighborhood that is either gritty or being a community of theaters and artists.

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Old 09-12-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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DALLAS

M Streets
The Cedars
Deep Ellum
Knox-Henderson
Oak Lawn
LOL (Lower Oak Lawn aka Design District)
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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I HATE the acronym or portmanteau neighborhood names that are propagated by hipster newsletters and craigslist ads. It seems to have started with SoHo (South of Houston Street) back in the 60s. It then took off and is now out of control!

After SoHo we got NoHo (North of Houston), then
TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal St) which is near the HoTu (Holland Tunnel)
NoLita (north of Little Italy)
DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
and now RAMBO (Right After Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
BoCoCa (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens)

Even non-hipster neighborhoods are getting in on the craziness. I nearly flipped out when I saw an ad for an apartment rental in "desirable SpaHa"! SpaHa??? Is that what we have to call Spanish Harlem now??

I can't wait til I can tell people I no longer work in Midtown, I work in MiTo. Or more specifically our area of Midtown called Murray Hill is now MuHi. Or because I'm east of Herald Square I work in EaHerSq or the Rectangle Below 34th Street, RecBe34.

Furthermore, I hate the total renaming of neighborhoods that is being pushed by the real estate industry, effectively erasing the historic names of neighborhoods. Despite the desire for "edginess" in NYC, I suppose real estate agents found the name Hell's Kitchen to be a little too frightening. So now that whole area of the West 40s and 50s has assumed the tamer name of Clinton.

Williamsburg (I am one who refuses to call it Billyburg) is Hipster Mecca. Every emo hipster is required to make one pilgrimmage to Bedford Av once in his/her sad depressing life. Williamsburg is now an expensive place to live, but next door is Bushwick. Bushwick is not expensive or particularly desirable (frankly, quite dangerous). How do you sell Bushwick? Change the name to East Williamsburg! POOF! Presto changeo, now you have a desirable neighborhood and rents take an immediate leap!

This is why Greenpoint is now North Williamsburg
This is why Union City is now West Hoboken
This is why Steinway is now North Astoria

Soon Bedford-Stuyvesant will be South of East Williamsburg (SoEaBillBurg),
Weehawken will be North of West Hoboken (NoWeHo?),
and LaGuardia Airport will be The Airport East of North Astoria (AirEaNoAst)

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