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Do You Know What These New York Neighbourhood Acronyms Stand For?: https://viewing.nyc/do-you-know-what-these-new-york-neighborhood-acronyms-stand-for/
How The Neighbourhoods of Manhattan Got Their Names: http://mentalfloss.com/article/12705/how-neighborhoods-manhattan-got-their-names
How Did Soho Get Its Name?: https://londonist.com/2015/12/how-did-soho-get-its-name
Harlem on Etymonline: https://www.etymonline.com/word/harlem
Hell’s Kitchen: http://www.howitgotnamedthat.com/name-003-hells-kitchen.html
A Brief History of Astoria, Queens: https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-york/articles/a-brief-history-of-astoria-queens/
Astoria History: https://www.astoria.org/astoria-history.html
The History Of Flushing: https://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/berger2011/flushing-new-york/history/
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it wasnt just gentrification that fixed the slums because then that would apply to every ghetto in nyc, but wait they still exist. It was cleaning it up and because once you make it not crime ridden it was so desireable being in manhattan that it was easily fixable
I use to live in the Bronx. Bronx neighborhood names are hard to know. i only know of "Fordham Road", "The South Bronx" & "Gunhill Road" and i used to live in the Bronx", the rest i know are names of schools or street names. then my last job took all over the 5 boroughs. then i now live in Queens in Elmhurst currently and formerly in Fresh Meadows. All my doctors are in Flushing. I only went to four places in Harlem. Columbia University, Harlem Hospital, Morningside Heights Park & Central Park. Besides, there‘s [Black]Harlem(110th-125th Sts), then there‘s Spanish Harlem(96th -110th Sts?). I used to go to Chinatown every weekend when i used to live in the Bronx.
Hells kitchen was named after the place dare devil grew up.... or was it gordon ramseys restraunt in california? .... yes thats it. Someone went back in time and named it after gordan ramseys restraunt and TV show.
I live in Corona Queens.
Originally known as West Flushing, Thomas Waite Howard, a real estate developer and later postmaster petitioned to have the post office name changed to Corona in 1870, suggesting that it was the crown of Queens County (Corona is the Italian and Spanish for crown).
Hells Kitchen hasn't been gentrified... Was never really residential enough.. but as they cleaned up and commercialized Times Square.. the West side of Time's Square got cleaned up by osmosis lol Good Video Though..
2:05 it's pronounced "How stun" not "Hue-Stun"...that's a city in Texas. The street in NYC is named after a man who pronounced his name like the former. Just saying, if you say "Houston street" in new York you'll get corrected every time. "Oh, you mean 'Houston st.'.?.
I'm surprised that this wasn't called "Part 1" because so many neighborhoods were left out. I started life in The Pelham Bay area of The Bronx, and I'm now just outside in Oceanside. I sometimes drive through The Rockaways (note the "The.") to get to Broad Channel and leave though Howard Beach. I'm sure that you can do a whole video on Coney Island. Bay Ridge, Rosendale, and Jamaica may be interesting. Certainly, Brooklyn Heights has interesting history, as does Red Hook. I could go on, but you may also find waterways interesting. These could include Dead Horse Bay, Buttermilk Channel, or the infamous Walkabout Bay.
Oh, and yes, hearing Hewston instead of Howston was jarring and annoying, since this wasn't about Texas.
Murray Hill (manhattan) is named after the Murrays, a couple who lived in the area during the revolutionary war. They were spies for the colonies. Tudor City (my neighborhood!) was an Irish slum/gang roost called Corcoran's Roost. Jimmy Corcoran was the leader of the gang, and when he died, he left his money to his children. His kids moved out of the area, which led to many other people moving away too. The community was very weak, allowing for a businessman to buy up the land and turn it into a middle class residential complex. The buildings are built in the Tudor style, hence Tudor City. The original plan was to extend the neighborhood all the way to the East River, but the Depression struck before the riverside buildings could be built. Then WWII broke out, further postponing construction. In the end, the land was bought and is now the site of the United Nations. There was once a bay in the shape of a knife in Turtle Bay. The Dutch word for "knife" sounds a bit like "turtle," and the name eventually evolved into Turtle Bay. There's a lot of history here. I love it
I grew up in a neighborhood in Staten Island called Bulls Head. It was named after an 18th century pub located near the main intersection of the neighborhood (Richmond Ave and Victory Blvd) called the Bull’s Head, popular with British loyalists leading up to and during the American Revolutionary War.
Hi from Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. Used to be a fishing village as its name may suggest and still home of some large maritime companies though more suburbanized now. It was called Erastina in the 19th Century after B&O Railroad magnate Erastus Wiman.
That organ on Hell's kitchen this is how it went it was the hottest Summers of the year a riot broke out two officers were there a senior police officer and a junior the junior said this must be hell but the senior said no hell has a nicer climate for this is It's kitchen 😈😈😈😈
There's the Alphabets, or Alphabet City, in the East Village, named because it has A, B, C, and D Streets in it.
Also, there's an area of Los Angeles referred to as NoHo, which is short for North Hollywood, and which was probably named in reference to SoHo. The central part of it is called the NoHo Arts District, and is home to a lot of theaters, galleries, and restaurants, and is also the location of the northern-most Metro Red Line Subway Station and eastern-most Orange Line Bus Station.
And, speaking of which, a video on the origin of the many various neighborhoods in Los Angeles would be very interesting.
I live in NYC. My neighborhood is Bath Beach in Brooklyn. By the way Houston is pronounced House-Ton. I don't know why it just is. I use to live in Bay Ridge and I know how it got its name. It was originally named Yellow Hook because of the yellow soil and its on a hook of the New York harbor. But after a yellow fever epidemic there was a council meeting to change the name and the name Bay Ridge was settled upon. Bay because it's along the New York Harbor and Ridge because there is a steep ridge along the waterfront.
A gentrifier here watching this from his Harlem apartment right now. Specifically, the sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights, located between 135 and 155 st and between riverside drive and edgecombe ave. It was named because it's where Alexander Hamilton lived the last two years of his life. Rent is really really cheap here and the vast majority of people here speak spanish and barely speak english with each other at all. I think it's really neat.
I'm from Houston Texas but lived in Brooklyn for a time and was SHOOK when my pronunciation of Houston Street was corrected. I guess I was disappointed because it felt like a piece of home in a big, often overwhelming new city. Oh well, really amazing place to experience!
Hudson Yards is, get this, named after the Hudson Yards railyards. Also, fun fact: there is one Manhattan neighborhood on continental USA. Marble hill was cut off from Manhattan when they redid the Harlem River for ease of shipping. The neighborhood is geographically part of the Bronx but politically paet of Manhattan county. It is very creatively named after the large marble deposits beneath it
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