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Old 05-01-2011, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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Hey Anon1, don't get too used to sayin' that you live in Bushburg.

Banning ‘Bushburg’: Pol Aims to Regulate Neighborhood Names » The Bushwick News/BushwickBK
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:48 AM
 
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RE brokers will do anything for the sale. They've been "inventing" these names for years or will tell you you're in one school district when you're in another. They only have their best interest in mind and they cannot be trusted.

I'm glad someone is finally proposing that something gets done about this!!!
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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Yeah it's getting overboard at this point.
ProCro? give me a break...you either live in Prospect Heights or Crown Heights.
It really should have stopped after TriBeCa and SoHo.
I'm not fond of NoLiTa or FiDi either....
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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About freaking time, if neighborhood names change let it be because of something from within the community not because some broker wants to get transplants to believe that they live in an extension of Williamsburg when they're two stops from Broadway Junction.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York City, New York, 10302
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All that adding "upper" before neighborhood names and "heights" afterward is so condescending and lame. All this acronym nonsense is just that times a thousand. I live in Port Richmond on Staten Island, which is a whopping 1.1 square miles but somehow gets diced up into 3 different neighborhoods - Port Richmond, Upper Port Richmond and Port Richmond Center.

The local newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, has even adopted "Port Richmond Center" and has included it in their neighborhood map. It's usually only used in articles not about crime though. Smh.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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All that adding "upper" before neighborhood names and "heights" afterward is so condescending and lame. All this acronym nonsense is just that times a thousand. I live in Port Richmond on Staten Island, which is a whopping 1.1 square miles but somehow gets diced up into 3 different neighborhoods - Port Richmond, Upper Port Richmond and Port Richmond Center.

The local newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, has even adopted "Port Richmond Center" and has included it in their neighborhood map. It's usually only used in articles not about crime though. Smh.
Watch, they're gonna call your hood, PoRich. LOL
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:54 PM
 
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What was the new name they came up with for Harlem? SoHa or some other such nonsense???

Twister is right --- it's just crap brokers make up so transplants think they're living somewhere special.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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I see nothing wrong with these realtors changing the names of neighborhoods on their paper. Whats wrong with trying to make your product sound better? Every business changes the name of their products to suit consumers, and a realtors products are neighborhoods. I dont see us calling DUMBO by its original name of Rapailie, or Manhattan by New Amsterdamn. Some people are so against the changing of neighborhoods, that they try anything to prevent it, but NYC is a constantly changing city. If a neighborhoods name is changed by some people in business, then so be it. It's not like the name the realtor makes up for a neighborhood is officially documented by the city. I rather my tax money go to something more important like how to solve our budget problems instead of some politician sitting on his ass worrying about a name change of a neighborhood. We as taxpayers should actually be outraged that some politician is using our tax money for something as pathetic as this, instead of trying to improve these neighborhoods that they claim to care so much about.
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The politician behind this is, of course, tilting against the wind. Not that I think it's a bad idea, but he might as well propose that the city count the number of grains of sand on the beach in Coney Island.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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I see nothing wrong with these realtors changing the names of neighborhoods on their paper. Whats wrong with trying to make your product sound better? Every business changes the name of their products to suit consumers, and a realtors products are neighborhoods. I dont see us calling DUMBO by its original name of Rapailie, or Manhattan by New Amsterdamn. Some people are so against the changing of neighborhoods, that they try anything to prevent it, but NYC is a constantly changing city. If a neighborhoods name is changed by some people in business, then so be it. It's not like the name the realtor makes up for a neighborhood is officially documented by the city. I rather my tax money go to something more important like how to solve our budget problems instead of some politician sitting on his ass worrying about a name change of a neighborhood. We as taxpayers should actually be outraged that some politician is using our tax money for something as pathetic as this, instead of trying to improve these neighborhoods that they claim to care so much about.
For one, its false advertising, very often giving someone the name of a neighborhood which is fairly safe "Williamsburg" but placing them in one which isn't as safe "Bushwick". Don't give me the name of a neighborhood which is known for its art scene but then place me in one with concentrated poverty and a few bodegas.

Secondly, most of the changes to neighborhood names happened gradually overtime and many of those changes made sense because the neighborhoods themselves changed physically and demographically. Usually the change prompts the name. These realtors lately have just been in hyperdrive with these names, its ridiculous.
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