Saturday, January 20, 2007

So about the name

It seems to me that every street in New York claims to be a different neighbourhood. Some of them really exist like SoHo (South of Houston) and TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal). Some of them don't really exist at all like LoHo. And some of them are just clever names that estate agents came up with in order to create the impression of a neighbourhood (see DUMBO). So I figured I'd start making my own up. To start with I've rechristened my block NooDel - North of Delancey - which, handily, is where it is. I of course now expect property prices to sky rocket and everyone to start talking about "that NooDel style". You'll see it on a T-shirt soon, just you wait.

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