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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%
Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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For me, anything north of 14th street.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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Whatever floats your boat I guess.

while I wasn't born here I've been living in NYC for close to two decades and I've never heard someone say 'I live in or I'm going uptown' and wasn't refering to section of upper Manhattan.
This is the first time I see someone talking about Uptown, when they mean the Bronx.

I guess there's a first time for everything.

The other day I learned that the neighborhood north of Columbia is called 'Manhattan Valley'
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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How are you defining Upper Manhattan?
That's where it gets tricky for me. I would say maybe 96th or 110th on both sides for simplicity sake.

I think the terms UES/UWS are long outdated. They may have come into an existence at a time when Manhattan was only densely populated as far north as those areas. I don't feel they reflect Upper Manhattan. More Central along with Midtown.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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There's another thread on this in the NYC forum, but it does not include a poll.
When Billy Joel was singing about his "Uptown Girl" I don't think he was singing about Christie Brinkley living in Harlem.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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Whatever floats your boat I guess.

while I wasn't born here I've been living in NYC for close to two decades and I've never heard someone say 'I live in or I'm going uptown' and wasn't refering to section of upper Manhattan.
This is the first time I see someone talking about Uptown, when they mean the Bronx.

I guess there's a first time for everything.

The other day I learned that the neighborhood north of Columbia is called 'Manhattan Valley'
I've heard many people refer to Uptown as anything north of the location they are in, either Manhattan or the Bronx.

Have you ever lived in Harlem or any parts north BX included?
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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Uptown is north of approximately 110th st in Manhattan and continues into part of the West and South Bronx, IMO, and many others that grew up in Queens or Brooklyn.

The song "Uptown Girl" and wearing a pair of "Uptown" sneakers are two very different things.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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Uptown is north of approximately 110th st in Manhattan and continues into part of the West and South Bronx, IMO, and many others that grew up in Queens or Brooklyn.
This is the reference I'm most familiar with though I tend to think of Manhattan north of 110th Street more than the Bronx.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:22 PM
 
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Growing up in Brooklyn the Bronx was the Bronx.

Uptown was/is anything that is NOT Midtown. So 59th Street and (everything) above including Harlem Washington Heights, etc.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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I find the thought of the Queensboro Bridge, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Nat History, MMoA, Hunter College being Uptown humorous.

When I think Uptown I think 125th, the Cloisters, WaHi, Yankee Stadium, Fordham Rd, Bronx Zoo, ect.

Then again, I never refer to Manhattan South of Harlem as the city. Stupidest designation ever and I grew up here. So it really is POV I guess.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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I find the thought of the Queensboro Bridge, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Nat History, MMoA, Hunter College being Uptown humorous.

When I think Uptown I think 125th, the Cloisters, WaHi, Yankee Stadium, Fordham Rd, Bronx Zoo, ect.
Someone should have set the record straight before they recorded this song.


Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby) - YouTube
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