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Old 09-16-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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I don't know if you would consider this cool, but how about Flushing in NYC? Anyone have any info on how that name came about BTW??
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:57 AM
 
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Seattle:

Victory Heights
Olympic Hills
Judkins
Leschi
Queen Anne
White City
and of course: South Park
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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DUMBO - Brooklyn
NOHO - Manhattan
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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I don't know if you would consider this cool, but how about Flushing in NYC? Anyone have any info on how that name came about BTW??
It's an anglicization (bastardazation) of the Dutch city of Vlissingen. At least that's what wikipedia says, and it seems plausible.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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I don't know if you would consider this cool, but how about Flushing in NYC? Anyone have any info on how that name came about BTW??
There was a Simpsons episode where they visited New York, and Homer while holding it in and trying to look desperately for a bathroom saw a bus headed for Flushing Meadows and imagined it to be a field filled with toilets.

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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There was a Simpsons episdode where they visited New York, and Homer while holding it in and trying to look desperately for a bathroom saw a bus headed for Flushing Meadows and imagined it to be a field filled with toilets.

Now that was pretty funny
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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Some of my favorites in Nashville (names, not necessarily the actual neighborhood):

Woodland in Waverly
Historic Waverly
Lockeland Springs
Montague
Amqui
Crieve Hall
Donelson
Hermitage
Hillsboro Village
Whitland
Buena Vista
Jimtown
Oglesby
Duncan Wood
One Hundred Oaks (Hundred Oaks, locally)
Shelby Hills
Glencliff
Bellevue
Pasquo
Joelton

A number of "parks"
Sylvan Park
Cherokee Park
Rose Park
Cleveland Park
Richland Park
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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In Philly Strawberry Mansion

Though not many strawberries or mansions
Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121 - Google Maps
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Charlotte doesn't have anything too off-the-wall, but it does have:

  • Brooklyn - The largest historic African-American neighborhood, buldozed flat during urban renewal in the late 60s. I-277 runs over where most of it was located.
  • Plaza-Midwood - The main road through is called The Plaza, which isn't a Plaza, but a major thoroughfare through NE Charlotte
  • Biddleville
  • Griertown
  • South End
  • Greenville
  • Paw Creek
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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The coolest neighborhood names in Portland are Goose Hollow and Slabtown. And I guess The Pearl, Sullivan's Gulch, and Multnomah Village sound kind of interesting. And weirdly enough we also have a neighborhood named Hollywood built around a grand old historic movie theater that was the most popular area in town after downtown in the 1920s. The rest of the district names are somewhat average--and a lot of areas are just known by their main commercial avenues like Mississippi Ave. or Hawthorne or Alberta and not their official neighborhood names.

I've always liked the neighbohood names in Brooklyn. Red Hook, Gravesend, Bushwick, Flatbush, Vinegar Hill, Crown Heights, and Sheepshead Bay---they all just have tough sounding names that were the result of some old Dutch or Colonial village.
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