Lies and Confusion in Neighborhood Naming

Neighborhood naming is fraught with confusion, misunderstandings and downright deception. Take Los Angeles, for example.

Official city neighborhood names, the areas listed in Google Maps and the claims of locals often clash, according to this post from The Awl.

"There's a neighborhood called West Los Angeles. West Los Angeles is not to be mixed up with the Westside of Los Angeles, which includes everything west of Hollywood, including West Hollywood, which isn't part of Hollywood because Hollywood is part of Los Angeles and West Hollywood is its own city. There are a good two miles of Los Angeles to the west of West Los Angeles. There's a major street called Western that's on the Eastside of Los Angeles, which you should never confuse with East Los Angeles, because East Los Angeles is also a separate city, to the east of Downtown Los Angeles."

Full Story: Name That Los Angeles Neighborhood!


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