how close did a bigger bang come to be called Manhattan Beach. I know mick has said in a few interviews, that was the original idea. I actually just came upon these stage plans that says Manhattan Beach on them
There is also a Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn. It is east of Brighton Beach and Coney Island. But, these are neighborhoods within NYC, not politically separate towns/cities. Certainly the one in CA is far more well known but as a New Yorker who spent a far amount of time in that part of the city, this is the Manhattan Beach that I think of when I hear it referenced.
Manhattan Beach is mentioned in the ABB booklet. It was the mixing studio or something.... but it was contemplated as a title. There were newspapers reporting it as the name back then. Hell there was even an article that said the name was Neocon.