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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, 05:34 PM
 
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Was the term upper Manhattan ever used pre modern day gentrification? Or was it invented by realtors so that they didn't have to go by actual neighborhood name of harlem?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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"The city," along with the rest of Manhattan that is south of 59th st. Uptown is not part of "the city." It has more in common with the outer boros.
So "the city" has a downtown and a midtown but no uptown?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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So "the city" has a downtown and a midtown but no uptown?
That's correct.

I find it very surprising how many people here consider the UES and UWS as uptown.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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"The city," along with the rest of Manhattan that is south of 59th st. Uptown is not part of "the city." It has more in common with the outer boros.
This is a contradiction! How does this even make sense to you?
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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This is a contradiction! How does this even make sense to you?
What's the contradiction? Makes total sense to me. When I say that I'm going to the city, I'm going somewhere south of 110th st. When I'm going uptown, I'm going north of 110th st. That simple.

To me the city is downtown, midtown, UES and UWS. I personally do not think of uptown or upper Manhattan as the city.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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I'm not even gonna argue....if you from the hood, we call uptown Harlem and the Bronx.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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if you from the hood, we call uptown Harlem and the Bronx.
That's what I thought.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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That's what I thought.
Hey it is what it is.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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What's the contradiction? Makes total sense to me. When I say that I'm going to the city, I'm going somewhere south of 110th st. When I'm going uptown, I'm going north of 110th st. That simple.

To me the city is downtown, midtown, UES and UWS. I personally do not think of uptown or upper Manhattan as the city.
So the city has a downtown and a midtown, but the area above midtown, which includes Upper East Side and Upper West Side, for some reason is not Uptown; Uptown is not even a part of the city. Terminologically this makes no sense. And as someone who has lived in the City for 15 years I can tell you that I have never thought of it this way.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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Uptown = Harlem, The Heights, & the Bronx
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