The old elevated freight train tracks that run up the west side of Manhattan have now been turned into a public city park with gardens, lounge areas, and great views of the city.
People's Republic of Austin is a nickname for the liberal capital city of Texas. "People's Repuplic" is a namesake often employed by Marxist states, such as People's Republic of China.
A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.
A play on Alex Rodriguez's nickname, "A-Rod". Rodriguez first got the nickname after signing an excessive $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers for ten years, starting in 2001. The nickname has followed him to the New York Yankees, where he was traded in 2004. His 2008 salary was $28,000,000.
A stupid person; short for "bucket head".