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