The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.
Ho-Flo is a nickname for Homewood-Flossmoor area and its high school (Homewood-Flossmoor High School). Even though it's located in Flossmoor, a majority of students actually lives in Homewood.
This slang for rubber bands in Pittsburgh speak, not to be confused with bubble gum bands, which are singing groups without instrumental accompaniment.
Old cable cars that go up the side of Mt Washington
1. The Japanese cherry tree that makes the National Cherry Blossom Festival possible. The festival first started in 1934 to commemorate the mayor of Tokyo's gift of 3,000 sakuras to the city of Washington, D.C. The number of trees has since grown to over 6,000.
2. Japanese cherry tree.