Treme: New Orleans, LA
1. Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the first free neighborhood of color in America. Treme is the location of Congo Square, where African folkways and music were permitted to flourish long before slaves were able to freely congregate anywhere else in the country. Treme is also the site of Storeyville, and is as close to any one place in New Orleans as can be considered the actual birthplace of jazz. Claiborne Avenue, which forms the northern border of Treme, was once the wealthiest African-American commercial district in the US, until I-10 was constructed in 1966. Today, Treme is still home to beautiful creole architecture, vibrant restaurants (like Dooky Chase, Lil Dizzy's, and Willie Mae's Scotch House), and live oaks. Louis Armstrong National Jazz Park is located in Treme, as is the Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts.
2. Treme is also the name of an HBO series to come out in 2010 about the neighborhood's ongoing rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The series was created by David Simon, who also created the hit series "The Wire".
Smallbany: Albany, NY
A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.
Cream City: Milwaukee, WI
Old nickname for Milwaukee, esp. in the 19th century. The source of the nickname was the cream colored bricks once manufactured in Milwaukee.
Cabbage Night: Boston, MA
October 30th, the night before Halloween; elsewhere known as "mischief night".
Dirty Jersey: New York, NY
Refers to neighboring New Jersey, home state of the food additive industry and the Toxic Avenger
Arf n Barf: Richmond, IL
Richmond has its very own Dog n Suds Drive In, better known by the locals as "Arf n Barf."