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Based on Wikitravel:Naming_conventions#Districts, the name of this article should be Manhattan/Lower, not Manhattan/Lower Manhattan. LtPowers 19:00, 14 October 2009 (EDT)

Point taken. But we've been moving away from that in the past year, opting for names that match what people actually call them (which seems like it conflicts with that rule in many cases—no one says, hey, lets go to Lower; Lower Manhattan is the most common name. (Los_Angeles/East seems to me clearly inferior to Los_Angeles/Eastside.) I'd like to see discussion here before changing the name, but in any rate I'll start a discussion at Wikitravel talk:Naming conventions. --Peter Talk 21:09, 14 October 2009 (EDT)
"Lower Manhattan" is not a common name in New York parlance, in my experience. We talk about Downtown Manhattan, the Financial District, the area around City Hall, and The Battery. I don't object to the term, but I consider it mostly a written, not a spoken term. Ikan Kekek 15:24, 13 September 2011 (EDT)

Ground Zero[edit]

Do we have some evidence for the claim that New Yorkers don't call the WTC site "Ground Zero"? They certainly did in the period after the attacks, so while it's plausible that that usage has fallen out of favor, I wonder if it's really done so to such an extent that it needs mentioning. LtPowers 11:51, 12 September 2011 (EDT)

Mainly I was reiterating what had already been on this page for months (maybe even years) prior to my edits yesterday. At first I removed that statement, but then I saw this article today, so I thought I might put it back in. But I have no strong opinions one way or another on this matter. PerryPlanet Talk 16:45, 12 September 2011 (EDT)
This New Yorker doesn't know any New Yorkers who normally say "Ground Zero." It's visitors from outside the city who seem to always use the term, and most of us hate it. Anecdotal, but there's some evidence for you. Ikan Kekek 01:13, 13 September 2011 (EDT)

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