Continuing on the neighborhood names tangent, posters to the Co-Op Community Forum (located deep on the Lower East Side) have engaged in a running three-month debate about what to call their neighborhood. Among the suggestions:
TAB - triangle between the bridgesConsensus appears to be forming around Corlears Hook, a 19th century name for the neighborhood. A point in its favor: it's already got a website.
SoBo - South Broome
SoSo - South Soho
BelDel - Below Delancey
BBV - between Baruch and Vladek
FDR Drive Left Side
The Far East
Upper Madison - "to be confused with Upper Madison"
· Contest: Name our Neighborhood [Co-Op Village Online]
· Corlears Hook [corlearshook.net]
· Corlears Street, 1937 [Museum of City of NY]
· Street Necrology of the Lower East Side [Forgotten NY]