City Dictionary - The Dictionary with Local Flavor
Search In: New York Entire Site

Top New York Entries

166. Mohawks, The: Indian tribe that once occupied the area around Schenectady, burned the city and massacred its people in 1690.  
167. Arendt van Corlaer: Dutch founder of the city in 1661. Also spelled Arent Van Curler.  
168. WGY: One of the first commercial radio broadcast stations, founded in 1922 by GE, still in operation.  
169. IBEW: The International Brotherhood of Electical Workers, union antagonistic towards GE. Powerful in the mid twentieth ce...  
170. Pat Riley: Was born and raised in Schenectady, later coached the NY Knicks  
171. Charles Steinmetz: Invented AC current (makes modern electronics possible) and artifical lightning, brilliant inventor, long time resi...  
172. Samuel Wilson: The orginal 'Uncle Sam' supplied meat to the US Army in 19th century stamped 'US'. His shop was in Troy.  
173. Kiliaen Van Rensselaer: Original dutch owner (Patroon) of the city, the county is named after him.  
174. Emma Willard School: Exclusive private girls high school in Troy, founded in the early 19th century.  
175. Russell Sage: Private girls college in Downtown Troy.  
176. White Hat Crew, The: Male undergraduate students usually from Long Island or other suburban areas around New York City who wear white ba...  
177. Crossgates Mall: The largest mall in the area. Built in the mid 1980's and expanded in the late 1990's, on Washington Avenue Extent...  
178. Track, The: The Saratoga Racecourse in the east of the city, the raceing season in August draws most vistors to the city.  
179. Skidmore: Very expensive private college in the north of the city.  
180. Congress Park: Popular park at the heart of the city on Broadway. Features a small lake with waterfoul.  
 
<< < 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 > >>
 
New York Tagline
"Create a tagline in 140 characters or less." Edit
Poll
Past Words of the Day

Crayfish.

An act first practiced at Brookfield Central High School in the mid-1990s. Several students from the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, being of a gentle disposition, sought a safer and more sanitary form of humiliation than the traditional swirlie, which involves holding someone's head in a toilet and then flushing. The new "Brookfield swirlie" consisted of holding the victim's head down on the surface of a water fountain (a water fountain of course being known as a "bubbler" to some but not all Wisconsinites) so that the fountain water shoots into the ear of the victim. In this era at Brookfield Central, a few girls practiced this more genteel "swirlie" (boys are far more likely than girls to practice the more dangerous traditional swirlie). Nevertheless, an undesired side-effect of the Brookfield swirlie was that the act was more public and in some ways riskier than the traditional toilet-based variety.

1. A bizarre piece of architecture that looks like a piece of a fairy-tale, now a private home in Beverly Hills. It was originally built for a movie studio in 1921 and then moved to its current location five years later.

2. Originally called the "Spadena House", The Witch's House was also originally intended to not look like a total spooky horror. Well, that didn't work out, which is why everyone knows it as "The Witch's House".

San Antonio is the only U.S. city with five Spanish missions. These historical structures served as the first foundations of the city (the Alamo is the oldest, built in 1718) along the San Antonio River.

City north of Boston named for Paul Revere. EX: "I'm takin' my buddy to The Squiya in Reveah for his batchella pahty".