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Old 07-20-2008, 05:05 AM
 
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I think brooklyn is the real NY...it's certainly the most popular borough....outside of nyc people hardly know of manhattan...I for one didn't know the name manhattan before moving the area 2years ago....I certainly knew the names....Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx....oh and forget about Staten Island....even after moving here...I always forget that it even exist
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:34 AM
 
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Believe me, people absolutely DO know about Manhattan. In fact they hardly recognize that there are OTHER parts of NYC. Leave the US, even, and when people talk about NYC, they're talking about Manhattan.

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Old 07-20-2008, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Yea, people don't know Manhattan by name.. they think NYC is Manhattan. Brooklyn is certainly very popular though.. go around, and you'll see people wearing Brooklyn hoodies all around. The Bronx is well known for it's notoriety, which isn't exactly as bad as it used to be, but it's still known for that. I never really met anyone that knew what Queens was though.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Queens
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Queens has a bizarre reputation among people from other states. some people assume it's all suburbs and others assume it's all ghetto. I guess depending whether they were watching the King of Queens or a 50 Cent music video when they first heard of the place, haha. I tell people it's a cross between Brooklyn and Long Island.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: East Village, New York, NY
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I used to think the Manhattan was just another name for New York City. This is a common mistake that I've found people all over the Midwest make.

So Brooklyn, in a lot of non-savvy people's minds, is just a neighborhood of "Manhattan" along with Queens and the Bronx (no one knows Staten Island).

Not until I actually read about New York (and not just watched movies about it) did I realize Manhattan was a very specific part of New York City.

The more you know!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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The city can be strange at times. Friend of mine, a lawyer who lives in Forest Hills Gardens in a beautiful detached single family home, was once sleighted ot an office party, over cocktails, by the building porter, who was having a final drink before heading home to the Lower East Side.

"You live in Queens!", he exclaimed in an incredulous tone. "Why don't you move out of the boonies to Manhattan?" My lawyer friend brushed those comments aside, nice fella that he is, and offered the porter a ride home.

He even waited in his car outside the building on the L.E.S. and made sure that his passenger made it up all five flights of stairs before heading in his BMW to the 59 Street bridge for his journey to the boonies.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Well, Manhattan IS New York County. But when you say "the real New York," I have to object (as a native-born Brooklynite). The real New York consists of five boroughs. No single one ought to have any special preference.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Queens has a bizarre reputation among people from other states. some people assume it's all suburbs and others assume it's all ghetto. I guess depending whether they were watching the King of Queens or a 50 Cent music video when they first heard of the place, haha. I tell people it's a cross between Brooklyn and Long Island.
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The area around jamaica look like the bronx. Which isnt surprising since its only ten minutes from the bronx. But as soon as u cross the whitestone, u notice the diversity right away
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Also the whole manhattan thing comes from outta towners. Among new yorkers its not actually that cool to be from manhattan. Its a central hub, but the real spirit and culture of the "true" new york resides in the outer boroughs. Thats why i think brooklyn is so popular
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I know lots of people from Germany. If somebody is let's say from "Saarbruecken" or "Osnabrueck" they sometimes refer to it as "Saarbroklyn" or "Osnabrooklyn" just for fun.
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