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1. Washington Monument: A 550-foot-tall white obelisk towering over the National Mall and offering a birds-eye view of the city; free admis...
2. Slugging: The driver actually has to take on two passengers to use the HOV lane.  
3. Castle, The: Built in 1855, the Smithsonian Institution's first building is known as the Castle. The building houses the Institu...
4. Thomas Jefferson Building: The Thomas Jefferson Building is the oldest of the three Library of Congress buildings. Opened in 1897, the buildin...
5. Beer Summit: On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private d...  
6. Booeymonger: A sandwich shop known for offering a wide variety of weird sandwiches (as well as the old standards) at excellent p...  
7. Capitol Hill: The area's most prominent landmark, the Capitol building, perches here; the original architect decreed that no buil...
8. Metrorail: Washington D.C.'s mass transit railroad system.  
9. Lucky Bar: A locally beloved dive bar on Connecticut Avenue.  
10. Gordon Biersch Microbrewery: A downtown spot that specializes in German beers.  
11. Sign of the Whale: A popular bar on M-Street.  
12. Freedom Fries: In the midst of the debate over the Iraq war, a few US congressmen exercised their freedom to slight the French by ...  
13. Agent Zero: Agent Zero is the nickname for Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas, who wears zero.  
14. beltway: Interstate Highway 495  
15. Mixing Bowl: The Springfield interchange where highways 495/395/95 all meet.  
 
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This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was completed in 2005.

City north of Boston named for Paul Revere. EX: "I'm takin' my buddy to The Squiya in Reveah for his batchella pahty".

Very bad windy storm spinning off the coast causing ferocious northeast winds. EX: "Mary, get the shovels outta the cella, looks like we're in for a northeastah tonight".

Gypsy cab is the word for the black town cars that roam the boroughs looking for people who need a ride. If you are standing at the curb, they might pull up to see if you need a cab. In certain parts of the city (the Bronx, parts of Brooklyn, etc.) it is rare to find a yellow cab on duty (unless they just dropped someone off and are headed back to Manhattan), so you need to either call for a car company, or rely on gypsy cabs. It is recommended...

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