Lower East Side Neighborhood Nickname Alert

Posted on: July 27th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

The local real estate industry is at it again with their crazy neighborhood nicknames.  Ultimately, the goal with any new designation is gentrification.  In essence, it entails carving a chunk of land from an established community with the intention of enticing prospective buyers and renters.  The phenomenon is nothing new.  After all, the East Village was considered Lower East Side until the 1960s when agents began marketing the area as a cheap alternative to the then hot Greenwich Village.  More recently, though, monikers like Nolita and even ProCro (Brooklyn) tend to make the blood boil.

The Lower East Side has largely remained uncarved, with the exception of Two Bridges.  However, there are unofficial nicknames in the blogosphere – Curbed (and Dealbreaker) coined micro-hood Hell Square and also tried to get momentum behind BelDel (south of Delancey and east of Allen).  With regard to the latter designation, it seems the powers-that-be would love to rechristen this area as “LoDel.”

We first noticed “LoDel” while perusing Con Edison’s Storm Center map last weekend.  So far, it hasn’t really received much traction in real estate parlance.  Yet.

[Photo Credit: Eater]

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  • http://esquared.tumblr.com/ esquared

    the people who keep renaming these nyc nabes are LoIntel

    these would be more apropos nicknames: douchebag row; must have an app purlieus; b&t’s sanctum; the whiny women in their mini-skirts and stiletto heels crying on their cell phones quarters; bro haven…

  • http://esquared.tumblr.com/ esquared

    the people who keep renaming these nyc nabes are LoIntel

    these would be more apropos nicknames: douchebag row; must have an app purlieus; b&t’s sanctum; the whiny women in their mini-skirts and stiletto heels crying on their cell phones quarters; bro haven…

  • Mykola Mick Dementiuk

    I’ve been calling it the Lower EASY Side. I’ve lived there over 50 years and had to get out. I’ve seen interesting and fascinating changes but never like this, the place is dead. No one destroyed it collapsed on itself. Good riddance.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/guy173 Guy Puglia

    Fucking disgusting! Stop with that nickname stuff!!  And fuck DUMBO too!!

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