Most Misleadingly Named Neighborhood
Quick: picture what “South Brooklyn” looks like. You’re probably thinking Ferris wheels, boardwalk hot dogs and avenues that use letters instead of numbers. However, you would be wrong. Very, very wrong. Like, embarrassingly wrong. South Brooklyn is in fact the amorphous blob of neighborhoods which include Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and the Columbia Street Waterfront District. All of which is to say, it’s not southern Brooklyn i.e. Coney Island, Gravesend, Bath Beach, or Bay Ridge. Is it confusing to most people? Sure. But hey, it’s still a better name than the real estate agent–invented “BoCoCa.” Barf.