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1983, area in Manhattan between Broadway and the Hudson, south of Greenwich Village, from "triangle below Canal (Street)."

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An area in Manhattan being developed as an artists' and residential neighborhood: They've traipsed all over Lower Manhattan, from Greenwich Village to Tribeca

[1980s+ New York City; fr triangle below Canal Street]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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