NYC is made up of five "boroughs." Each borough represents a different county of New York State. Manhattan makes up New York County; Brooklyn makes up Kings County; Queens makes up Queens County; The Bronx makes up Bronx County; Staten Island makes up Richmond County.
One of NYC's unique customs, a sort of amped-up flea market with food, music, and a variety of other celebratory activities. Street fairs are a good place to just wander around and take in the sights and smells of the real NYC.
1. A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who inhabited the older part of town, could do business on the "neutral" part of Canal Street with the Americans, who inhabited the newer part of town that started on the other side of the street. By extension, all strips of land in the middle of New Orleans streets have become "neutral ground".
2. A part of Western Louisiana that was temporarily made neutral after the Louisiana Purchase. Texas (Spanish) and the United States laid claim to the strip of land, but ended up tabling the issue until later. It is also know as Sabine Free State.
3. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse is New Orleans' oldest coffeehouse, surviving a kitchen fire and Hurricane Katrina over the years. It started out as the Penny Post, but later was called Neutral Ground.
4. Also the name of a coffee shop on Danneel Street.
A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transition of the Ford Motor Company's production from cars to tanks.
The sulfuric stench produced by Tacoma's paper manufacturing mill.