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211. Daily Grind, The: A popular local coffee shop that even roasts its own beans, located on the ever-popular Lark Street.  
212. Troylet: A derogatory term for a person born and raised in the city of Troy, New York. The more proper term would be "Trojan...  
213. Trojan: A native of Troy  
214. Houston Street: A major street in downtown Manhattan whose spelling mimics a certain Texas town but is pronounced "How-sten". West ...  
215. Mermaid Parade: The Mermaid Parade, Coney Island's tribute to its own forgotten Mardi Gras, is a slightly bizarre celebration desig...  
216. City Hall: The historic New York City Hall in lower Manhattan is the oldest such building in the U.S. to still be used for its...  
217. Woolworth Building: One of the oldest and the most famous skyscrapers in New York City, this fifty-seven story building is listed as on...  
218. NYSE: NYSE is the acronym for the New York Stock Exchange.  
219. Syms: A famous bargain designer clothing store on Park Avenue, where the motto is "an educated customer is our best custo...  
220. Municipal Building: The Manhattan Municipal Building was built to accommodate the expanded bureaucracy arising from the consolidation o...  
221. Century 21: A downtown Manhattan store, not to be confused with the Real Estate company of the same name, that sells designer i...  
222. Police Plaza: The headquarters of the NYPD is difficult to miss even in Times Square, since it has been labeled, in accordance wi...  
223. San Gennaro Feast: The Annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy is NYCs oldest and biggest religious street festival.  
224. Macy's Day Parade: Short for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, this extravaganza is a Thanksgiving Day tradition in NYC. The three-hour ...  
225. View, The: This popular TV show is one of many filmed in New York City before a live studio audience.  
 
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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.

Was posted on a billboard in the 70's (I think). Initially referred to all of the layoffs from Boeing in the 60's and 70's since Boeing was the major employer in the area, but has since been used whenever a major employer has done layoffs (i.e., Boeing, Microsoft, etc.).

1. The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recently been made co-ed, however, so the virigns have been let out...

Nickname for Jacobs Field. Jacobs Field was the name for the stadium where the Cleveland Indians play. It is currently called Progressive Field.

Brew/movie, relating to any number of theaters that serve beer. Popular ones are Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Baghdad.