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Old 08-26-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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FaNoHo (or far north of Houston) is real estate speak for Inwood...raised rentals 10%.

VeFaNoHo is ALBANY!
hahah
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:58 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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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.
You revived a four-year-old thread to make that statement, eh? LOL.

Well, you'd better go downtown and stand outside the PATH station entrance/exit onto Vesey and tell people that, because everyone in the neighborhood pretty much says Vessee.

But thanks for the input!
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I would say "Vezzy"

^^^^
Me too, or Veh' zee. (Pretty much the same sound.)

So I agree also with Post #9: "Rhymes with Desi."

The first time I saw the Street name written, that's what popped out to me and that's what I'm sticking with until otherwise authoritatively informed.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:02 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I would say "Vezzy"

^^^^
Me too, or Veh' zee. (Pretty much the same sound.)

So I agree also with Post #9: "Rhymes with Desi."

The first time I saw the Street name written, that's what popped out to me and that's what I'm sticking with until otherwise authoritatively informed.
And I'm gonna keep saying Vessee until otherwise authoritatively informed. I have to work down there, and I don't want the others making fun of me for saying it differently!

In other news...do you say "West Street" or "9A"?
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I've always thought it was pronounced in such a way it would rhyme with messy. First part as in vessel then then the sy. Need an nyc history expert to weigh in.
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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In other news...do you say "West Street" or "9A"?
I will always be West Street to me.
(9A is so ambiguous because it can refer to almost any place on the East Coast from Boston to The Everglades. Usually I associate 9A with any shore town in Jersey.)
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:03 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I will always be West Street to me.
(9A is so ambiguous because it can refer to almost any place on the East Coast from Boston to The Everglades. Usually I associate 9A with any shore town in Jersey.)
No, it's really only 9A in Manhattan, I think. It's 9W in the northernmost part of NJ, and just plain old 9 in the rest of NJ. Except when it's the Garden State Parkway (it's merged with the GSP for a portion of the way).

The engineers and construction people at the WTC site refer to it as 9A. First time I heard it, I said HUH?

It was always West Street to me.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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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?
Same here, I work in the area and always pronounce it like Messy but with a V.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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I know real estate agents love their cute nicknames but I certainly hope "LoMa" doesn't become a thing.
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Old 08-28-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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No, it's really only 9A in Manhattan, I think. It's 9W in the northernmost part of NJ, and just plain old 9 in the rest of NJ. Except when it's the Garden State Parkway (it's merged with the GSP for a portion of the way).

The engineers and construction people at the WTC site refer to it as 9A. First time I heard it, I said HUH?

It was always West Street to me.
Actually, it's 9A in Westchester, too, until you get to Peekskill as the Henry Hudson/West Side Highway are technically 9A. However, in Manhattan, it's West Street, the Henry Hudson or WSH.
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