Do You Know What These New York Neighborhood Acronyms Stand For?

DUMBO | <b>D</b>own <b>U</b>nder the <b>M</b>anhattan <b>B</b>ridge <b>O</b>verpass
DUMBO | Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass
Photo: Rafee.

Several of New York City neighborhoods have acronyms as names, but most of them were defined so long ago that few people know what they originally stood for. I think most people know the answer to SoHo by now, but you may not know these other ones. How many can you name?

  1. SoHo
  2. NoHo
  3. Nolita
  4. NoMad
  5. Tribeca
  6. Dumbo
  7. FiDi (Unofficial)
  8. SoBro (Unofficial)
  9. DoBro (Unofficial)


  1. South of Houston
  2. North of Houston
  3. North of Little Italy
  4. North of Madison Park
  5. Triangle Below Canal
  6. Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass
  7. Finacial District
  8. South Bronx
  9. Downtown Brooklyn
Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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