city district

Definitions of city district
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n a district of a town or city

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West Berlin
the part of Berlin under United States and British and French control until 1989
Bloomsbury
a city district of central London laid out in garden squares
Soho
a city district of central London now noted for restaurants and nightclubs
Wembley
a southeastern part of Greater London that is the site of the English national soccer stadium
West End
the part of west central London containing the main entertainment and shopping areas
Hollywood
a district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry
Nob Hill
a fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco
Beacon Hill
a fashionable section of Boston; site of the Massachusetts capital building
Coney Island
a section of Brooklyn on the Atlantic; known as an amusement center
Harlem
a district of Manhattan; now largely a Black ghetto
Hell's Half Acre
a district in Manhattan formerly noted for its slums and vice
South of Houston
a district in southwestern Manhattan noted for its shops and restaurants and galleries and artist's lofts
off-Broadway
low-budget theaters located outside the Broadway area in Manhattan
Times Square
the area of Manhattan around the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue; heart of the New York theater district; site of annual celebration of New Year's
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Barbary Coast
a part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849)
precinct
a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
business district, downtown
the central area or commercial center of a town or city
ghetto
a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
red-light district
a district with many brothels
quarter
a district of a city having some distinguishing character
waterfront
the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of water
slum, slum area
a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
combat zone, tenderloin
a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
turf
the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own
enterprise zone
a city district where development receives special tax advantages
fringe, outskirt
a part of the city far removed from the center
police precinct
a precinct in which law enforcement is the responsibility of particular police force
election district, voting precinct
one of several districts into which a city or town is divided for voting; each contains one polling place
Tin Pan Alley
a city district (originally in New York) where composers and publishers of popular music do business
ghetto
formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
casbah, kasbah
an older or native quarter of many cities in northern Africa; the quarter in which the citadel is located
medina
the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
seafront
the waterfront of a seaside town
dockyard
an establishment on the waterfront where vessels are built or fitted out or repaired
shantytown
a city district inhabited by people living in huts and shanties
skid road
the district of a town frequented by loggers
skid row
a city district frequented by vagrants and alcoholics and addicts
barrio
a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
Type of:
district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory
a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

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