The Neighborhoods

As I’ve said, I’m currently living in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. But where is Chelsea? Although New York is pretty dry when it comes to the names of its streets (numbered east-west streets and numbered north-south avenues), Manhattan is a quilt of neighborhood, each with its own history and character. Click the map below to see a map of Manhattan and the neighborhoods in the area.

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About Curzon

Lord George Nathaniel Curzon (1859 - 1925) entered the British House of Commons as a Conservative MP in 1886, where he served as undersecretary of India and Foreign Affairs. He was appointed Viceroy of India at the turn of the 20th century where he delineated the North West Frontier Province, ordered a military expedition to Tibet, and unsuccessfully tried to partition the province of Bengal during his six-year tenure. Curzon served as Leader of the House of Lords in Prime Minister Lloyd George's War Cabinet and became Foreign Secretary in January 1919, where his most famous act was the drawing of the Curzon Line between a new Polish state and Russia. His publications include Russia in Central Asia (1889) and Persia and the Persian Question (1892). In real life, "Curzon" is a US citizen from the East Coast who has been a financial analyst, freelance translator, and university professor; he is currently on assignment in Tokyo.
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6 Responses to The Neighborhoods

  1. Akira Ohiso says:

    Turtle Bay? Never heard of that neighborhood. Even as a New Yorker I guess I learn something new everyday.

  2. Do the Real Estate developers still call it Hell’s Kitchen?

    That is the greatest name for a neighborhood ever.

    Chicago neighborhoods are shown here, scroll down.

  3. Chirol says:

    Looks like Ethnicclashistan to me.

  4. Mutantfrog says:

    Hell’s Kitchen is very much called that routinely.

    That is a great map, but in reality some of the neighborhood borders are a bit less well defined than it appears. For example, Little Italy barely exists anymore and is really far smaller than indicated, largely absorbed by a Chinatown which continues to grow.

    Some people would also carve out a small part of the Garment District and call it Koreatown.

    One could go on…

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