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    Hi everyone-

    What are you thoughts on "central park north"? (106-120 streets between columbus and 5 ave)

    MORRISSEY

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    Crass attempt to rebrand Central Harlem for a more upscale market.

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    I don't live in this area so can't give you a full account, but I'm there pretty often. It's not too bad of an area. At the end of the day it's Harlem, no matter what fancy name realtors try to give it. A bunch of new condos have gone up and buildings being renovated, so its definitely changing. But theres still a lot of services missing that you would see if you go down a few blocks into the UWS. Some new restaurants, lounges, etc have popped up, but I dont really know what other commercial, retail development is planned for the area. Would be a shame not to spruce up this area a little bit more, and I don't mean a Gap, Banana Republic every 5 blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyc26
    I don't live in this area so can't give you a full account, but I'm there pretty often. It's not too bad of an area. At the end of the day it's Harlem, no matter what fancy name realtors try to give it. A bunch of new condos have gone up and buildings being renovated, so its definitely changing. But theres still a lot of services missing that you would see if you go down a few blocks into the UWS. Some new restaurants, lounges, etc have popped up, but I dont really know what other commercial, retail development is planned for the area. Would be a shame not to spruce up this area a little bit more, and I don't mean a Gap, Banana Republic every 5 blocks.
    Yes that's why i asked because i heard there's plenty of really nice condos up there! Central Park North is also called SoHa....

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    Probably by real estate people, they are the ones who come up with those ridiculous acronyms. If not acronyms, they change the name of a neighborhood altogether.

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    They tried calling Morningside Heights SoHa at one point, and it's managed to attach itself to the titles of several establishments on Amsterdam Ave.

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    They should ditch that name. Too close to SoHo. North Central, maybe.

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    Purely from a marketing standpoint, "Central Park North" is brilliant.

    Rolls off the tongue; takes its place with ritzy Central Park West and Central Park South.

    When the Upper East Side is further along its downward curve, will it be re-Christened "Central Park East"?

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    Or NoLES.

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    Central Park North is a street, not a neighborhood. SoHa, on the other hand, is just hilarious.

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    Below SoBro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law & Order
    NoSoHo - North of SoHo (South Houston)
    Better known as NoHo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law & Order
    InMa - In Manhattan
    InMaTru- In my truck
    NoCo - North Columbus Circle
    AdUES - Adjacent to Upper East Side
    WeLI - West of Long Island
    NoCP - North Central Park
    ESan - East of San Francisco
    NoFi - North of Financial District
    NoEMonica - North East of Clinton
    NoHem - Northern Hemisphere
    SoCa - South of Canada
    UbSub - Above Subway
    Harlem - Hardly Lower East Manhattan (LES)
    CloseJack - Near JFK (not really)
    InRiv - Inbetween Rivers (Hudson, East)
    OnLand - On the surface of the earth
    NoNoHo - North of NoHo (North Houston)
    HoHoHo - Santa
    NoSoHo - North of SoHo (South Houston)
    NoCal - North of Canal
    SoBreakfastESB - South of Morning Side Heights
    SoHa - South Harlem (being questioned)
    SoGW - South George Washington Bridge
    SoSoBro - South of South Bronx
    SoTri - South of Triboro
    WeLiz - West of Queens (Elizabeth)
    NoUWS - North UWS
    NoCPS - North of Central Park South
    NoGA - North of Georgia
    FarFlor - Far from Flordia
    Hahaha... You are so funny... great list!

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    Why hilarious? thats is how every single neighborhood in NYC gets its names South of Houston: SoHo, Triangle between canal: tribeca, NoHo: North of Houston, North of Litlle italy: NoLiTa then why not South Harlem SoHa. Learn more about NYC neighborhoods before making such a comments. Harlem is going to the same transformation that Clinton Hills, Williamsburg, Chealsea, Greenpoint, Carroll Garden etc went in the mid 80's. it takes a time. I was there when clinton hills and williamsburg were dangerous and isolated with no thoughts that they could have become what they are today. It is a cycle that no one can stop.
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    ^ hmm... I guess maybe you don't have a sense of humor? That is why those names (that the real estate agents come up with) are not funny to you?

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