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Old 07-20-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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Queens? Lol

Are you drinking today?

(I am lol)
Nah, tomorrow, heading out to some BBQ's on SI then down to Jersey Shore.

Was invited out to a few places on SI for late swim/BBQ, but those moes on SI are too fierce for me to be out there at night.
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: New York City
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not this thread again.

Every few months we get one - yes its been said forever by normal people and idiots alike. Yes they are only talking about Manhattan and no Manhattan isn't the only part of NYC
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:15 PM
 
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This expression has been around forever. Even my grandparents used it and they were born in the 19th century and lived in Brooklyn.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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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


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q-tey2a7PE
As a proud Brooklynite I must say I love when people know the history of the borough. It had an identity before 1898 and It still has it today. I also love how Brooklyn was the last piece to the puzzle.

But literally only the Bronx is connected to the mainland lol.

Furthermore I mostly hear older natives refer to manhattan as the city still. Most millennials just specify where in manhattan we're going. SoHo, the Village, Midtown etc. But it's def not a transplant thing to refer to Manhattan as the city.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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Don't know what I was on about thinking Long Island is connected to mainland, and thus be extension Queens and Brooklyn.

As for the millennials don't know much about NYC, which is why they are always asking about if certain neighborhoods are safe. *LOL*
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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I’m a Brooklyn native & always called any trip to Manhattan going to ‘the city’. Now I take the train to the city to get to work every day.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I remember this thread 10 years ago
Nothing changes.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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Don't know what I was on about thinking Long Island is connected to mainland, and thus be extension Queens and Brooklyn.

As for the millennials don't know much about NYC, which is why they are always asking about if certain neighborhoods are safe. *LOL*
And boomers often assume neighborhoods are the same as they were in 1990
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:56 AM
 
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Just a question - why is it that every other transplant says, "I'm going to the city" - meaning when they come into Manhattan from let's say, Brooklyn? As I understand it, "The City" is all five boroughs not just Manhattan.

Someone - who's not even from the US was actually telling me that, "the city" is only Manhattan. I disagree, and I'd never say, "Im leaving the city" when I go to Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens.
I grew up here and so did almost every other single person that I know and we all say "the city" in terms of Manhattan. No one ever said, "I'm going to Manhattan today." I think transplants would do the opposite until they hear other people saying it and then follow along.

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I remember this thread 10 years ago
I think there was one in the past couple of months.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:56 AM
 
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I know some people who grew up in Inwood and think that it's the Bronx, not Manhattan. It probably has more in common with the Bronx than most of Manhattan..but it's obviously on Manhattan Island.
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