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1. Pizza-subway price correlation: Theory that the standard price for a slice of cheese pizza moves in lockstep with the price of one subway ride, tho...  
2. Five Pointz: An old warehouse that is now filled with artist studios, Five Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art. Come her...
3. Spaldeen: Spaldeen refers to a type of ball that was used to play stickball in New York. Spaldeen is actually a New York (mis...
4. Empire State Building: The Empire State Building is a huge (literally) cultural icon of the Big Apple. This 102-story art deco skyscraper ...
5. Schlep: Not just to carry a load for a considerable distance, but also slang for an awkward, clumsy, or stupid person.  
6. Leatherstocking Region: Region of New York State in which Utica resides. James Fenimore Cooper (the most famous bad writer in American Lite...  
7. Halfmoons: Cookies that have white frosting and chocolate frosting. In many other places they are called half and half cookies...  
8. Fongul: Italian swear word used commonly, since most of the city is Italian. Let's just say it's an f-word.  
9. Manhattan: The most densely populated county in the United States, Manhattan is an island borough of New York City. Manhattan...
10. Pedicab: This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver"...
11. DUMBO: Recently becoming trendy, this is an area of Brooklyn just over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges from Manhattan. ...
12. House That Ruth Built, The: This is a nickname for Yankee Stadium, referring to baseball legend Babe Ruth.  
13. Smallbany: A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.  
14. New York Stock Exchange: The largest stock exchange in the world. The trading floor is located at 11 Wall St. The main building, at 18 Broa...
15. Dirty Water Dog: The infamous NYC street vendor hot dog, generally Sabrett's brand shoved haphazardly into a soggy bun and topped wi...  
 
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A hodad is a guy who pretends to be a surfer but really isn't. He may or may not actually surf, but for the most part chills at the beach and tries to look cool to pick up women.

Some refer to CR as the City of Five Smells since the odor from various grain & food processing plants (Quaker Oats, Cargill, Ralston Foods, etc.) can be detected depending on the day & wind direction. See also: "The City of Five Seasons".

Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

Nickname for the city's award-winning daily newspaper, the Providence Journal. This paper holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously published daily in the U.S., having been started in 1829.

In January 1996, a blizzard hit and shut down NYC. Hundreds of stranded travelers were forced to live in the terminals of JFK Airport for two days, since even buses and taxis were immobilized.