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View Poll Results: What is "Uptown?"
Manhattan north of 59th Street 45 45.00%
Morningside Heights, Harlem, Wash Heights, Inwood 37 37.00%
Option # 2 + Bronx 16 16.00%
The Bronx 2 2.00%
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:17 AM
 
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I consider anything south of 14th street to be downtown. Uptown at times can include the Bronx..."Well if it weren't for the Bronx, this rap sh&$ probably wouldn't never be going on..so where you come from...Uptown baby, Uptown baby."
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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I consider anything south of 14th street to be downtown. Uptown at times can include the Bronx..."Well if it weren't for the Bronx, this rap sh&$ probably wouldn't never be going on..so where you come from...Uptown baby, Uptown baby."
I agree for the most part. Uptown and downtown besides being directions are concepts rather than actual areas. I think each person has a unique perspective based on where they are centered in the city. I say I'm headed downtown when I'm going to Manhattan, any part. Yet I would refer to the areas south of 14th street as Lower Manhattan rather than Downtown.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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uptown is harlem, east harlem, and the bronx for me
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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I'm not from the NYC, but I define Uptown New York as both Manhattan above 59th Street and The Bronx.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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For me, downtown and uptown are directions, not places (though FiDi and Battery are downtown, and Inwood, uptown). All in Manhattan though.
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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Hip Hop Geography messed up the Bronx being called Uptown. Crazy Legs (respect) a Rocksteady Crew Dancers from the Bronx moved to the Upper West Side in Manhattan and started all this confusion. The 80's rocksteady crew chapter where pretty much all from the Upper West Side hence Uptown when they went to clubs downtown they said they where from Uptown since crazy was from the Bronx ppl started calling it uptown also.
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