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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 07-19-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Do people actually refer to the UWS or UES as "Uptown?" I'll give an example.

"Where do you live/Where are you from?"

"Uptown." (meaning E. 73rd Street)

I would expect someone living on E. 73rd Street to say "the Upper East Side" but never "Uptown." On the other hand, I would expect someone from Harlem to either respond "Harlem," or alternatively, "Uptown." It's one thing to say "I'm going uptown," as in you're traveling north, and an entirely different thing to say "I'm from Uptown."
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Do people actually refer to the UWS or UES as "Uptown?" I'll give an example.

"Where do you live/Where are you from?"

"Uptown." (meaning E. 73rd Street)

I would expect someone living on E. 73rd Street to say "the Upper East Side" but never "Uptown." On the other hand, I would expect someone from Harlem to either respond "Harlem," or alternatively, "Uptown." It's one thing to say "I'm going uptown," as in you're traveling north, and an entirely different thing to say "I'm from Uptown."
I can see somebody from the Upper West Side saying they live Uptown. I can't see somebody from the Upper East Side saying that.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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To me it's option #2. But I grew up in that area perhaps that is why.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I can see somebody from the Upper West Side saying they live Uptown. I can't
see somebody from the Upper East Side saying that.
Yeah, I have never said "I live uptown." I usually joke and say "Ninety-Toid and Toid."
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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I've never heard of anyone call The Bronx uptown. I've heard plenty of people call UES/UWS uptown. Option 1 for sure
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:14 AM
 
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Uptown is 125th and up in Harlem and maybe Washington Heights. Inwood is not considered neither is the upper west side from 59th-96th and definitely NOT the Bronx.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:42 AM
 
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Default Is Harlem part of "the city"?

Is Harlem part of "the city"?

Is Harlem considered "Manhattan" to outsiders?

Just wondering what New Yorkers think about this..
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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Is Harlem part of "the city"?

Is Harlem considered "Manhattan" to outsiders?

Just wondering what New Yorkers think about this..
Yes and Yes...
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:23 AM
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I'm not even gonna argue....if you from the hood, we call uptown Harlem and the Bronx.
Yes, Yes, Yes. We are speaking about Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx at the same time, when we say "uptown". Technically you can include Morningside Heights, but you probably wouldn't see the University areas in your mind's eye when including this but the other parts of MH.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Is Harlem part of "the city"?

Is Harlem considered "Manhattan" to outsiders?

Just wondering what New Yorkers think about this..

Yes....

And Yes....

Unless the "outsider" is unfamiliar with neighborhoods in general (not every tourist knows Manhattan is divided into Chelsea, Flatiron, Harlem, or whatnot), in which case they don't know what's part of anywhere.
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