Names in the Form "Y At X", But Not at X
November 8, 2011 6:40 AM   Subscribe

Jazz at Lincoln Center is not actually at Lincoln Center. Are there other institutions with similar names?

If you're wondering, Jazz at Lincoln Center used to be at Lincoln Center, but moved to the Time Warner Center.

(For the sake of this question, let's exclude sports teams that play in arenas not actually in their city, like the NY Jets and Giants who play in NJ or the Washington Redskins, who are headquartered in VA and play in MD.)
posted by Jahaza to Writing & Language (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Well, most Broadway theaters are not on Broadway itself, merely close to it.
posted by hermitosis at 6:49 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Also the London Bridge now resides in Arizona, though they haven't changed the name.
posted by hermitosis at 6:51 AM on November 8, 2011

NYC's 2nd Ave Deli is now on 33rd between Lex and Third.
posted by mkultra at 6:58 AM on November 8, 2011

At this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival, comedy promoter Assembly, which is named after its high-profile long-term venue, The Assembly Rooms, lost its contract to run comedy shows there and set up instead in George Square, in a different part of the city - but kept its original name.
posted by penguin pie at 6:59 AM on November 8, 2011

The Elgin-O'Hare Expressway goes to neither Elgin nor O'Hare.
posted by hmo at 7:03 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Wake Forest University is not in Wake Forest, North Carolina. It moved to Winston-Salem (about 100 miles away) in the 50's.
posted by something something at 7:08 AM on November 8, 2011

There's a DC-area fabric store called G Street Fabrics. They used to be on G Street in DC, but now they're not.
posted by raf at 7:22 AM on November 8, 2011

The 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, was originally at 930 F Street. It later moved uptown, but kept the name.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:30 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

The Bunker Hill Monument in Boston is not on Bunker Hill.
posted by Melismata at 7:33 AM on November 8, 2011

Los Alamitos Race Course is actually in next-door Cypress.
posted by thomas j wise at 7:38 AM on November 8, 2011

Walnut Street Baptist Church is a nearly 200-year-old church in Louisville, Kentucky. It is now located at the corner of Third and St. Catherine streets.
posted by jbickers at 7:45 AM on November 8, 2011

Last week, I rowed in the "Head of the Hooch" regatta ("Hooch" being shorthand for the Chattahoochee River).

However, the regatta hasn't been held on, or anywhere near the Chattahoochee since 1997. They moved it when they outgrew the venue (and later did so again in 2004), but kept the name.
posted by schmod at 7:57 AM on November 8, 2011

The Court of St. James' is usually at Buckingham Palace.
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:19 AM on November 8, 2011

Madison Square Garden isn't at Madison Square, and isn't even the first Madison Square Garden not to be at Madison Square.
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:28 AM on November 8, 2011

The Indianapolis 500 is run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is located in the town of Speedway, IN.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:45 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Loads of smaller-scale ones - I used to work at a place called Cherry Street Fish Market, but it was on Hobart Street, and there's a concert series in a town near me called "Music in Deerfield" but it's in Northampton, not Deerfield.
posted by mskyle at 9:05 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Boston College is technically not in Boston.

Rivington Guitars (a store in NYC) is on 4th St., not on nearby Rivington St.

Kerbey Lane Cafe (a restaurant in Austin, TX) does have a location on Kerbey Lane, but also other locations on different streets. I don't know if this counts.
posted by John Cohen at 9:06 AM on November 8, 2011

Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. Now with 0% Old Town, and less than 50% folk music.
posted by true at 9:20 AM on November 8, 2011

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is located in an unincorporated swath next to the town of Linthicum in Anne Arundel county, Maryland. In other words, it (similarly to other airports) is neither in Baltimore nor Washington, nor is it even in Baltimore County.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:54 AM on November 8, 2011

"Austin City Limits" takes place entirely within the confines of Austin, TX. They never even get CLOSE to the edge of town.
posted by cosmicbandito at 9:56 AM on November 8, 2011 [5 favorites]

What about the Peter Jay Sharpe theater right around the corner which is very confusingly one of four Peter Jay Sharpe theaters??
posted by bquarters at 10:49 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

Locally, I'm sure there are lots of things like restaurants and theaters which established themselves as at a location and had to move; in addition, I think most airports aren't actually in the cities they claim to serve - Cincinnati.
Locally, the 'New Haven' airport is in East Haven and the University of New Haven is in West Haven.
posted by cobaltnine at 1:25 PM on November 8, 2011

The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire. - Voltaire.
posted by at at 3:54 PM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]

The Cincinnati International Airport is actually located in Kentucky.
posted by mmascolino at 7:34 PM on November 8, 2011

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