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Neighborhood Naming

Want to know why your beloved Curbed is sometimes wrong about neighborhood names? Huff Po explains several reasons. For one, there's the fact that Detroit never standardized its neighborhood names and instead relies on common usage. Then there's the fact that google (which put them on their online map in 2009) likely got them from a somewhat incomplete map made in 2003. One that had spelling errors. So it's really a good new/bad news situation for us here at the news desk. For one, if we convince enough of you to call it "Corktown Shores" then it becomes real a la common usage! But then again, we are probably going to continue to mess up our mapping sometimes. In any case, bring the feuds. [Huff Po Detroit]