1. The use of "Willy Street" to describe Williamson Street originates with Madison cab dispatchers.
2. Willy street as you pass through might seem a little rough around the edge's, it is a very warm and exciting neighborhood. There are many characters, you get to know the people for who they are and except it for that. I love willy street! (also known as, granola-ville)
3. Willy Street is sometimes also used to refer to the Williamson street Co-op that is located on Williamson street.
Example: I'm going to Willy street, do you want anything?
4. Willy Street is short for Williamson Street, home to one of the "hippiest" neighborhoods in Madison, located on the Near East side. In this neighborhood you have the Willy Street Co-op, Jolly Bob's Jerk Joint, a good Caribbean restaurant and bar, as well as other cool hangouts, such as the Weary Traveler. This bar has board games to play while you're drinking with your friends.
5. Willy Street is the nickname for Williamson Street in Madison. The street is well-known as a haven for liberal hippie-types. In recent years some of the more dilapidated homes have been replaced by newer condos.
This is a reference to the historic 1834 Herkimer County Jail, located at the historic Four Corners on N. Main St. in Herkimer. This jail is famous for housing "American Tragedy" murderer Chester Gillette during his trial for the murder of Grace Brown in 1906.
In New York City, green markets are the name people use for what the rest of the country refers to as a farmer's market.
How people inside the metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul area refers to the rest of Minnesota.