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Old 09-26-2014, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Back in the day, the warehouses under the bridges in Brooklyn were named Down Under the Manhattan Bridge....or DUMB to prevent Manhattan yuppies from ever moving there. Later though, Overpass was added to the name to call it DUMBO and now it is one or the most expensive neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

A really dumb 4 block neighborhood in Brooklyn is Right After the Manhattan Bridge Overpass or RAMBO.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:10 PM
 
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Yeah, after he moved there. There are a lot of people in Colorado like that, especially in Boulder.
Drawbridge mentality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Guess one would have to be a real piece of work to be both Columbusing and have a drawbridge mentality.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:12 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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He was hoping it dissuade a particular type of movers-in, maybe the more moneyed sort.

This would prevent greedheads, land-rapers and other human jackals from capitalizing on the name 'Aspen'.... These swine should be ****, broken, and driven across the land."
He wasn't poor himself!
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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NYC has been doing this for ages. A lot of those neighborhoods you've heard of -- e.g. SoHo, Tribeca, East Village -- were invented by real estate people trying to make the place sound attractive. "Central Park North" is one of my favorites... sorry folks, that's the name of a street... you're living in Harlem.

Philadelphians are a bit more resistant to change; for instance few Philadelphians will call Delaware Avenue "Columbus Boulevard" even though a large part of it has been officially named that for ages. So while the boundaries of some neighborhoods have been fudged (no, silly real estate agents, "Art Museum area" does not extend to 19th north of Fairmount), the cutsey new names haven't really caught on.
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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NYC has been doing this for ages. A lot of those neighborhoods you've heard of -- e.g. SoHo, Tribeca, East Village -- were invented by real estate people trying to make the place sound attractive. "Central Park North" is one of my favorites... sorry folks, that's the name of a street... you're living in Harlem.

Philadelphians are a bit more resistant to change; for instance few Philadelphians will call Delaware Avenue "Columbus Boulevard" even though a large part of it has been officially named that for ages. So while the boundaries of some neighborhoods have been fudged (no, silly real estate agents, "Art Museum area" does not extend to 19th north of Fairmount), the cutsey new names haven't really caught on.
The micro neighborhoods always made me laugh in NYC.
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Old 09-28-2014, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Pssh the Fairfax District ain't South Hollywood... Santa Monica / Vine is SoHo.

But really, that area has a name and it's Mid-City West. Or you know, the Fairfax District.

Overall, I agree that real estate people really love to carve up neighborhoods with new and attractive names.

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Old 09-29-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I always just called it Realtor speak. Lower Nob Hill? No, you live in the Tenderloin. Not all of the Tenderloin is really that bad these days (down to a few blocks these days). But Hell's Kitchen is still Hell's Kitchen.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I always just called it Realtor speak. Lower Nob Hill? No, you live in the Tenderloin. Not all of the Tenderloin is really that bad these days (down to a few blocks these days). But Hell's Kitchen is still Hell's Kitchen.
Have you been (to Hell's Kitchen) recently? Not really. It is full of fancy high rise condos these days! Even more so than the new construction around SF's civic center.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Have you been (to Hell's Kitchen) recently? Not really. It is full of fancy high rise condos these days! Even more so than the new construction around SF's civic center.
And Hell's Kitchen is officially called Clinton these days.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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NYC has been doing this for ages. A lot of those neighborhoods you've heard of -- e.g. SoHo, Tribeca, East Village -- were invented by real estate people trying to make the place sound attractive. "Central Park North" is one of my favorites... sorry folks, that's the name of a street... you're living in Harlem.

Philadelphians are a bit more resistant to change; for instance few Philadelphians will call Delaware Avenue "Columbus Boulevard" even though a large part of it has been officially named that for ages. So while the boundaries of some neighborhoods have been fudged (no, silly real estate agents, "Art Museum area" does not extend to 19th north of Fairmount), the cutsey new names haven't really caught on.
The renaming is far enough in the past that many Philadelphians now do say Columbus Boulevard. Ditto for Kelly Drive/East River. The renaming of West River was recent enough that it still hasn't quite caught on. I make it a point to call it MLK Drive though, if only because doing otherwise seems racist.
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