[OT] McGuinness/margin in Polish Brooklyn

David Donnell daviddonnell at NYC.RR.COM
Fri Jun 13 14:43:15 UTC 2008

I beg your pardon, I reckon this is more ESL than ADS-L material:

A Polish woman in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn told me
that local Polish-speakers pronounce McGuinness Blvd as
"MAR-gee-nees", because it is considered a 'margin' between the two
sides of the community.

McGuinness Blvd is the major thoroughfare one takes to get into
Manhattan, via the Queens Midtown Tunnel or the 59th Street Bridge...
here's a map:

Anyone know the Polish word for 'margin'?

Missourian @ NYC

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