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Old 07-20-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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This is not a transplant thing at all. Quite the opposite. In my experience going back to the 70's it is outer borough NYC natives who have used this expression. If transplants are using it these days it is because they picked it up from natives.

Also, maybe they think it makes them sound more authentic to say "going to the city" so they have an incentive to use it.

And technically, "New York City, New York" or NYC,NY or NY,NY is only Manhattan....not any of the other boroughs....... so there is a long history behind Manhattan being referred to as "The City "

I actually find it funny that it confuses them
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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I actually find it funny that it confuses them
Some people are very insecure about not living in Manhattan. When they hear people referring to Manhattan as “The City” it reinforces that insecurity so they react.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:11 AM
 
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Some people are very insecure about not living in Manhattan. When they hear people referring to Manhattan as “The City” it reinforces that insecurity so they react.
Silly people

The only part of Manhattan I would ever live is on 217th or 218th Street, in one of those houses. If I can't get that then I'll just stay in Rockaway
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:20 AM
 
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Growing up in the 60’s in the Bronx we used to say we were “going downtown” when we meant going to any part of Manhattan.
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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Being impressed by skyscrapers is typical of tourists in my opinion. The best neighborhoods in Manhattan (in my opinion) are the ones not lined with skyscrapers, like the Villages, Lower East Side, Chinatown, etc.

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Old 07-20-2019, 02:59 PM
 
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Many are unaware but Brooklyn was not only its own independent city prior to the consolidation that created "New York City" with its five boroughs. Indeed before this Brooklyn was in the top five (IIRC) urban areas of the United States.

Brooklyn didn't need Manhattan. It has plenty of its own industries, farming, waterfront, and most importantly unlike Manhattan it was attached to mainland USA. Brooklyn thus had easier access to the rich farm areas of Long Island (which when you get down to it includes Queens), and so forth.

Many Brooklyn residents had bitter harsh feelings over their "city" being gobbled up into "NYC". Those divisions lasted years after the consolidation, and in some cases right up to modern times. Thus many are quite happy that Brooklyn is now coming back into its own after years of being seen as second fiddle to Manhattan.

So yes, the "city" would refer to Manhattan, but Brooklyn was its own city as well, but no one referred to it that way.

Brooklyn also had the Dodgers, and thus didn't need Manhttan's "Giants" baseball team.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...ooklyn_Dodgers


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Old 07-20-2019, 03:16 PM
 
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I don't think it's a transplant thing.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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...and most importantly unlike Manhattan it was attached to mainland USA. Brooklyn thus had easier access to the rich farm areas of Long Island (which when you get down to it includes Queens), and so forth.
Brooklyn wasn’t connected to the mainland. It still isn’t now unless you count the VZ to SI then the Goethals to the mainland. Manhattan is actually much closer to the mainland than Brooklyn (though technically still not connected).

What are you talking about?
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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Brooklyn wasn’t connected to the mainland. It still isn’t now unless you count the VZ to SI then the Goethals to the mainland. Manhattan is actually much closer to the mainland than Brooklyn (though technically still not connected).

What are you talking about?
You're right, was thinking of Queens.

My bad.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Queens? Lol

Are you drinking today?

(I am lol)
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