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Old 12-16-2010, 06:24 AM
 
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Soho = South of Houston
Noho = North of Houston
Tribeca = Triangle Below Canal (the neighborhood below Canal Street that can be outlined like a triangle)
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: East Village
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Wow i had no clue SOHO stood for South of Houston! Also, i still prefer to call it Houston street. I never understood why they pronounce it like Houseton street.
Do you really live in NYC?
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Wow i had no clue SOHO stood for South of Houston! Also, i still prefer to call it Houston street. I never understood why they pronounce it like Houseton street.
It's really simple.It is pronounced like "house" because it is named after someone who pronounced it that way.The street was named in 1788 after a William Houstoun,long before there was a Sam Houston or a Houston ,Texas.
It would be kind of silly to name a street after someone and then pronounce it differently than the way they pronounced it themselves,don't you think ?Somehow the u got dropped from the end of the name but that doesn't really effect the pronunciation.
LOL,someone from Texas probably wondered why NY'ers spelled it wrong.

A better question would be why didn't Sam Houston spell his name the way it is pronounced ? Like Huzeton ?
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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I live in NYC but i live in the west harlem area in manhattan. The rich area in NYC are upper east side, midtown and soho i know and i been around those areas. I know many rich and famous people live in manhattan but my question is how often do you see these famous people when walking outside?

For example, i read that Derek Jeter lives in the Trump Tower in 34th street i recall. Model Giselle Bundchen lives in soho or greenwich village i read. Thus Jeter lives in a those big buildings but Giselle lives in a townhouse?? My question is are regular people allowed to walk around their townhouse/apartment homes or is that private property? I don't mean walking around their home but like walking across that street etc to go somewhere. I read that in rich areas like in LA and Jupiter, Florida, there would be big gates which prevent strangers from walking even close to their homes but since Manhattan doesn't have any houses and just apartments/condos/townhouses, would that area be blocked?

I mean does someone who live 2-3 blocks away from Giselle for example might bump into her many times a week? When she leaves her home and goes to buy groceries or say the gym for example, are there paparazzis usually? The same with any other famous people who live in Manhattan. Because even though i go out in midtown and downtown a lot, i almost never see any celebrity. I don't understand why don't most celebrities with lot of money just live upstate NY in the hamptons where they can buy a mansion or LA and Florida etc. I mean manhattan is nice but you can't buy a HOUSE. Don't most people want a house and not an apartment?

And when you guys mean west village, greenwich soho etc, can you guys tell me what trains you guys are talking about? I'm assuming its the N/R trains. I never knew where the village is. What street is that around?
Creepy post, just kidding ; ). Most New Yorkers don't care about celebs. New York is a bigger celeb than all of them, and we see it everyday.

It's just the tourists that are star struck.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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I live in SoHo and see celebrities all the time...there are a few who don't live very far from me...not too long ago, I think it was september, I saw Janet Jackson and her boyfriend just holding hands walking down the street...she said hi and smiled at everyone who said hi to her...spoke to Mariska Hargitay in starbucks one morning, she was really nice...we talked about what we usually order lol...I grew up on the Upper West and live in SoHo...seeing celebrities is sort of the norm, especially with the job I have
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:00 PM
 
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I sat down for a quick bite at a McDonalds in midtown, and I look up and see Al Roker sitting at the table across from me (by himself) eating a Filet 'O Fish LOL
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Real New Yorkers don't bother with celebs. Yeah they are here, but the reason they own real estate here and choose to call nyc "home", even if it is only on a part time basis is because we leave them alone. They don't get that in LA for sure!
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Manhattan, NY
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I have seen many famous people, but i don't ever make a fuss about it. To be honest i couldn't care less about celebrities. I think most people are too busy with their own lives to worry.
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