- More "user friendly" for marketing purposes
- Brings more prospective buyers/renters/business
- Yuppies like it (I might be a yuppie... I haven't seen the definable income brackets)
- Most maps are currently marked this way
- Some group names include Washington Village... ie Washington Village Development Association, Bon Secours of Washington Village
- We don't have to get rid of the pig mascot because the history hasn't changed
- If tell someone you live in Washington Village, they look at you funny, follow that up with Pigtown... and they go "OH!!!! Pigtown! I know where that is."
- Easily confused with Mount Washington, or Washington Hill, or any other neighborhood with the word Washington in it
- Could be a problem when getting directions
- Not unique
- It's a historic name (though I've heard some debate that historically the east side of our boundary was not considered a part of the original Pigtown)
- We are the only neighborhood named "Pigtown" in the whole country... Brooklyn used to have one, but they ditched the name (funny, they also have a Carroll Park)
- It's unique, and people find identity in that
- There are no slogans that say "Pigtown doesn't exist"... There are for the latter
- Some group names include Pigtown... ie Citizens Of Pigtown, Pigtown Main Street, Pigtown Festival, Pigtown Pharmacy, and this website
- People find the name derogatory or off-putting
- Perhaps more visitor education required about the name?
- Huge turn-off for Realtors
- The counter-argument is that there are places like NYC's Meat Packing District that do just fine
Now go to the Citizens of Pigtown website and vote!
And spread the word to your neighbors!