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Google maps RAMBO, tiny new neighborhood in DUMBO

A four-block area in DUMBO is depicted on Google Maps as a new sub-neighborhood called Rambo.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A tipster emailed the Curbed blog to tell them that "Rambo," short for "Right Around the Manhattan Bridge Overpass," is now appearing in Google Maps as a sub-neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

The tiny sub-nabe supposedly encompases just four blocks: from the BQE to Nassau Street, Tillary Street and the Manhattan Bridge overpass.

Is this some sort of realitor's ploy? How small can a neighborhood be, anyway?

Curbed asks the sensible question: Does inclusion on a map legitimize a neighborhood?

December 10, 2012 - 10:06am


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