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Old 10-24-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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FaNoHo (or far north of Houston) is real estate speak for Inwood...raised rentals 10%.

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Its pronounced "Vess-ee" like saying Messy with a "V"[/QUOTE 769560130020041

That is correct finally LOL....I work close to the area..and that is the correct way of saying it. There are so many streets in your LoMa, MiMa and UpMa? That how would u learn them all?
HEY, I said that in post No. 10!!!

I want my recognition!
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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HEY, I said that in post No. 10!!!

I want my recognition!
Yeah, what you said!
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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Its pronounced "Vess-ee" like saying Messy with a "V"[/QUOTE 769560130020041

That is correct finally LOL....I work close to the area..and that is the correct way of saying it.
Hmmm. Obviously not very many people know the proper pronunciation.

I worked on Vesey Street and no one at my job ever pronounced it "Vess-ee." There were approx 200 employees, and the most common pronunciation among them was "Vee-see," with a minority who said "Vee-zee." Never heard "Vess-ee" except from the occasional tourist.

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Old 10-25-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Hmmm. Obviously not very many people know the proper pronunciation.

I worked on Vesey Street and no one at my job ever pronounced it "Vess-ee." There were approx 200 employees, and the most common pronunciation among them was "Vee-see," with a minority who said "Vee-zee." Never heard "Vess-ee" except from the occasional tourist.
Obviously not many people do. I worked at the WTC for 20 years, and Vesey was the northern perimeter. I've heard people pronounce it "Vee-cee" and "Vee-zee", but I also know that the first rector of Trinity Church was William Vesey, and his name is pronounced "Vessey". The street is named for him.

I came across an audio pronounciation site, and it gives two pronounciations--a British one and an American one. Vesey was a Brit; therefore, the street should be pronounced as he pronounced his name.

I don't think that's going to change the way too many people say it, but that's the story and I'm sticking to it

When I worked downtown I was much more disturbed when I noticed a street sign south of the WTC proclaiming that I was on "Washinton Street". They've since corrected it.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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I've always heard vee-see.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Saw a rehash of footage about the first responders to the WTC attack. All the fire captains and police referred to it as VESS'-ee.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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I don't think that's going to change the way too many people say it, but that's the story and I'm sticking to it
Thanks for telling us the history.
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:23 PM
 
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So, it's actually pronounced Veezee - yes, I know about the rector, but you have the pronunciation wrong. I'm am also granddaughter of a Vesey, and I also know that is was originally an English name Veazey. In Ireland, it became Feasey. Some pronounce it Veesee or Veezee - but it isn't Vessee.
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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I would say "Vezzy"
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