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Old 07-04-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Mariners' Harbor = The Harbor

Richmond Hill Road = Snake Hill Road (because it twists and turns in the Greenbelt).
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Cypress Ave - Bloody Cypress
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 100 Precinct
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The Dark Side - Wilson Avenue and Moffat Street, Brooklyn
Smurf Village - Utica Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Wastelands - Colden Street, Flushing
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: East Side
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South Jamaica houses - 40 projects
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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Pink Houses - Projects by Linden Blvd and Elderts Lane.

The Racetrack or The Strip - Fountain Ave. in Brooklyn - Because they used to race cars here back in the day.

Little Russia - Brighton Beach
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Ocean Parkway = Death Boulevard

I hadn't heard of this until I saw it mentioned in the newspapers. Apparently, there are more traffic-related accidents along Ocean Parkway than on any other single street in the city. Who would have guessed?
Please refrain from applying such disparagement upon my beloved Brooklyn. Thanks!

I believe you mean QUEENS BOULEVARD!

Only the media uses that lame title.


Queens Blvd - The Boulevard of Death Photo Gallery and Stories
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Pink Houses - Projects by Linden Blvd and Elderts Lane.

The Racetrack or The Strip - Fountain Ave. in Brooklyn - Because they used to race cars here back in the day.

Little Russia - Brighton Beach


They were called the Pink houses because that was the name!
PINK, LOUIS H. HOUSES

Brighton Beach is called "Little Odessa" and the local ex-Soviets Jews are from the Ukraine, not Russia. Odessa is a port on the Black Sea, and they said Brighton Beach reminded them of Odessa, hence Little Odessa. Btw, they hate being called 'Russian', since Russians were their oppressors.

I remember Fountain Ave back in the day. A friend of mine got killed when he crashed racing his bike.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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ok if we're gonna up the ante and call out whole sections and boroughs, lol. Flatbush-"the Bush"
When I was a kid, we called much of East Flatbush the "East Streets" to distinguish between the same numbered streets in Flatbush proper.

We also refered to Brownsbille/East New York as "Hell". For example,

Me: Hey Man, I just met this super fine girl.
Friend from The Bush: Yeah, where does she live?
Me: Hell!
Friend: Too bad.
Me: Yup, not going to Hell!


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Another name for that area bordering East Flatbush and Brownsville was the 90's
Shout out for that one! Yup, the 90s....
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but some might find them interesting anyway:

Williamsburg in Brooklyn is sometimes referred to as BillyBurg.
The three Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens are sometimes called BoCoCa.
NoLita (in Manhattan) is for North of Little Italy.
DUMBO (actual neighborhood in Brooklyn) is for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.
RAMBO (actual neighborhood in Brooklyn) is for Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.
Vinegar Hill is a neighborhood in Brooklyn between DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
And, of course, Tribeca in Manhattan is for Triange Below Canal.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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When I was a kid, we called much of East Flatbush the "East Streets" to distinguish between the same numbered streets in Flatbush proper.
What do you mean? Isn't east of like Brooklyn Avenue considered East Flatbush? If it's say, East 40th Street, it's obviously East Flatbush, and if it's East 18th Street, it's Flatbush proper. So what's the point of distinguishing them? Unless I'm misunderstanding.
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