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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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The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.

noun - called the "easement" or "treelawn" in other localities, the "devil-strip" is what we call the grassy strip between the street and the sidewalk.

This was the alternate nickname for the "Phi Slama Jama" University of Houston Cougars basketball team from 1982 to 1984 that featured basketball legends Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. The fraternity had a joyful reunion during the 1994-1995 NBA season when Clyde Drexler was traded to the Rockets at mid-season, solidifying what was to be the second-straight championship team for the franchise.

1. A derogatory term for a person born and raised in the city of Troy, New York. The more proper term would be "Trojan."

2. A derogatory name for the city of Troy itself, likening it to a toilet.

1. In New York City, when you order a "slice," it is assumed that you are ordering a slice of plain cheese pizza. If you say: "Give me a slice," then you'll be handed a slice of cheese pizza. If you want toppings, you need to specify your slice (ie: "I'll have a slice of pepperoni.").

2. In NYC, it is very common to "grab a slice" as you're walking somewhere. Pizza, that is. People in this city all seem to be able to eat and walk at the same time with ease, and street-front windows where you can grab a slice to go are plentiful!