Retrocession is the act of giving back land that was once granted. In the case of Washington, DC retrocession is the process of returning land to Virginia and Maryland after the creation of the federal District of Columbia in 1791 for our nation's capital.
The 1000 Broadway Building has a white dome capping the roof, thus giving it the appearance of a gargantuan roll-on deodorant.
The linguistic term for the Bostonian tendency to leave out an 'r' when it precedes a consonant or is at the end of a word.
For example, "I just parked the car" would sound like [I just pahked thah cah]
The Kumeyaay, also know as the Diegueños, are the natives of the San Diego area (and of the southwestern US and Northwestern Mexico). The Kumeyaay still have reservations in San Diego and in Baja California, Mexico, where they are called kumiai
A West-Side Manhattan neighborhood that at one time, was just what its name suggests. However, since the 1990s it has somehow managed to evolve into a hip and fashionable place to be, complete with an active nightlife and many trendy nightclubs.