Nickname for Williamsburg, the multicultural neighborhood of Brooklyn that also happens to be a huge stronghold for NYC hipsters. When you go to Billyburg, make sure to bring a camera to get some super-ironic shots for latfh.com.
The rash one gets after swimming in Green Lake, a man-made lake located north of downtown on the other side of Lake Union. "The itch" is relatively harmless, but considering that it is caused by the many ducks and geese (and all that they secrete), it has caused many Seattlelites to swim elsewhere.
The trial involved dozens of people who competed for the fortune of a deceased prospector who left a six-figure fortune for the nebulous cause of scientifically proving the existence of the soul. The judge ruled in favor of the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
The infamous NYC street vendor hot dog, generally Sabrett's brand shoved haphazardly into a soggy bun and topped with a variety of gloppy condiments. The consumption of this NYC grab-and-go staple is almost an urban rite of passage and the Manhattan version of Russian Roulette.
Old nickname for Milwaukee, esp. in the 19th century. The source of the nickname was the cream colored bricks once manufactured in Milwaukee.