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.
Used instead of "as far as", for example, "I went to the store to buy cauliflower but the snack food aisle was all the further I got."
A reference to the relatively laid-back pace of the city.
In New York City, green markets are the name people use for what the rest of the country refers to as a farmer's market.
"City of Trees" is the official nickname for the city of Boise. The name comes from the French word boisé, which means "wooded." Although historical perceptions of cities aren't necessarily relevant today, the "City of Trees" moniker suits Boise well because of the natural beauty in and around the city.