Is RAMBO a real neighborhood?

Asked by Trulia Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY Mon Dec 10, 2012

The newest neighborhood to earn a questionable name — RAMBO, or “Right Around the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” — has popped up on Google Maps.

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Luke Constan…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Mon Dec 10, 2012
Yes it is. It's part of the Vinegar Hill area Which is Right Along the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. THere are some really nice condos in the area and you won't find any guys with machine guns or bandanas there... It's a pretty safe neighboirhood.

If you're interested, give me a call anytime.

Luke Constantino
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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325 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Jenet Levy, Agent, New York, NY
Tue Dec 11, 2012
Yes, there was a recent article about this. It is a tiny area. There have been many NYC neighborhood names that caught on and many that didn't. For example, staying with Brooklyn, there was a time when the neighborhoods we know as Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum hill were all called, collectively, "South Brooklyn." Then they took on the separate names (supposedly developed by, who else, real estate agents). A couple of years ago there was a movement to start calling them all BoCoCa, reflecting that they were more similar than different. Well, it never caught on
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Mitchell Fel…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Mon Dec 10, 2012
As is often the case, perception becomes reality. RAMBO as a neighborhood and acronym has been around for a while. It seems as though there are more and more new neighborhoods popping up in Brooklyn every day. It is all about marketing. Pretty soon each and every block in Brooklyn may be it's own neighborhood.

When Brooklyn was first established in was broken down into six Dutch towns being Gravesend, Brooklyn, Flatlands, Flatbush, New Utrecht and Bushwick. No matter what area in Brooklyn you refer to, if you go back far enough it would have been in one of these six original neighborhoods.

Over time new neighborhoods evolve and the residents ultimately decide what is what and where is where and it becomes common knowledge.

Regardless of what you call it, it and Brooklyn as a whole is a great place to live.

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
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