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Old 05-24-2017, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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What are the coolest official names for a city neighborhood? Of important note, nicknames are NOT in consideration. For example, Bed-Stuy for Bedford–Stuyvesant doesn't count. To determine what is official, the city government's own website is the determining factor, not real estate sites or popular opinion. Nicknames are awesome and the daily reality for residents, but I find it a better, harder exercise to compare those areas that have official government approval.

Personally, I think Foggy Bottom in Washington D.C. is quite awesome, though the Gayborhood (Washington Square West) in Philadelphia is a close second.

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Old 05-24-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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What are the coolest official names for a city neighborhood? Of important note, nicknames are NOT in consideration. For example, Bed-Stuy for Bedford–Stuyvesant doesn't count. To determine what is official, the city government's own website is the determining factor, not real estate sites or popular opinion. Nicknames are awesome and the daily reality for residents, but I find it a better, harder exercise to compare those areas that have official government approval.

Personally, I think Foggy Bottom in Washington D.C. is quite awesome, though the Gayborhood (Washington Square West) in Philadelphia is a close second.
Hoes Heights, Baltimore
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I always thought Rampart was a cool neighborhood name in Los Angeles
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I've always thought Hell's Kitchen was a great name, but technically speaking NYC doesn't have any official neighborhoods, so it doesn't count.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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Skunk City in Syracuse, Swillburg in Rochester, the Fruit Belt in Buffalo, Sherwood Forest in Detroit and REO Town in Lansing.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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I like Bucktown in Chicago.
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I've always thought Hell's Kitchen was a great name, but technically speaking NYC doesn't have any official neighborhoods, so it doesn't count.
I'll allow NYC neighborhoods, since the Department of City Planning issues a neighborhood map, available for download on nyc.gov. Though Hell's Kitchen is officially Clinton, unfortunately. If this were unofficial neighborhood names, Hell's Kitchen would be near the top of the list. But I want this thread to be about the most unique names that have actually made it past the censors, if you will, even if certain colloquial names are the actual reality. Makes it harder.

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Old 05-24-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Hells Kitchen was gonna be my first choice. I didn't know that wasn't an official name.

Here are some of my other favorite NYC names:

Far Rockaway, Queens
Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Gravesend, Brooklyn
DUMBO, Brooklyn
Throgs Neck, Bronx
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Also I think Philly has a neighborhood called The Gayborhood but idk if that's actually an official name.
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:12 PM
 
Location: the future
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Trinidad DC, I think there's a Brazil in LA
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