Wednesday, April 20, 2011

      ( 8:07 AM ) teahouse
Expanding My Horizons

Since I'm not a native New Yorker, I don't know much about the other boroughs outside of Manhattan.

Yes, it's shameful, I know.

Over the weekend I went to a bridal shower in Brooklyn Heights.

The host lived in a brownstone right off Joralemon Street.

I'd never seen or heard that street name before. What did it mean? Was it a family's name? Was it the name of a founder of Brooklyn? Was it made up?

Why does it have the word "lemon" in it?

How is it pronounced - to emphasize the second syllable (so the first part rhymes with "corral"), or the third (to emphasize "lemon")?

All of these questions have remained unanswered for me.

I did, however, discover that the Urban Dictionary mentions it.

Apparently, "Joralemon" is slang for an attractive woman found in Brooklyn.

If anyone has any other information, please share!



cool street name! according to this site -


- it was named after Teunis Joralemon a prominent attorney and Kings County judge. "Joralemon" is apparently a Dutch name.

By Anonymous angela, at 11:27 AM  

I hear all the burroughs have their own certain flair and style. How lucky you to be near so many cool things to experience!

I just have to go to all these places in my mind. :) (like the Met Museum.)

Well, that's in Manhattan, yes, of course. But still -- you are lucky. Long Island so close too.

-- slightly Jealous Jannie...

By Blogger Jannie Funster, at 4:44 PM  

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