The Monster Mile: Dover, DE
Nickname for the Dover International Speedway
The Big House: Ann Arbor, MI
"The Big House" is the nickname for Michigan Stadium, where the University of Michigan Wolverines football team plays its home games. The Big House gets its name for its gigantic size and even more impressive attendance. Attendance often eclipses 110,000, even though the published capacity is a few thousand less.
Gotham: New York, NY
A nickname for New York City. Gotham City is a fictional city used in DC Comics, but it is said to be modeled after NYC.
The 215: Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia's area code and a colloquial term for Philadelphia itself, as in the following sentence:
"Allen Iverson was really representin' the 215 in Los Angeles last night when he torched Kobe."
Stickball: New York, NY
Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.
Champ: Burlington, VT
Lake Champlain's version of the Loch Ness Monster. People have reported seeing a monster in the lake for hundreds of years. In fact, the monster regardless of its actual existance is protected by both Vermont and New York laws. There was a monument to Champ erected in 1984, at the end of Burlington's Perkins Pier.