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16. Capital of the World, The: A nickname for New York City.  
17. Feathered Rats: "Flying rats" is actually a more common term for pigeons than "feathered rats."  
18. Fulton Ferry Landing: Great views of Manhattan from this Brooklyn location on the water at the end of Old Fulton St. It's at the base of ...
19. Bridge & Tunnel: Manhattanites refer to those who commute into Manhattan by bridge or by tunnel as "B&T"s, occasionally as an indica...  
20. Wings, NOT Buffalo Wings: Around the world people call them Buffalo wings. In Buffalo they're just "wings."  
21. Peter Luger's: The Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, considered by many to be the best Steak House in NYC.  
22. borough: NYC is made up of five "boroughs." Each borough represents a different county of New York State. Manhattan makes up...  
23. Dirty Jersey: Refers to neighboring New Jersey, home state of the food additive industry and the Toxic Avenger  
24. Nuts 4 Nuts: All over Manhattan, you'll find Nuts 4 Nuts stands on street corners, in parks, etc. The smell will get you, and t...
25. Jacques Torres Chocolate: A small chocolate shop on Water St near the Brooklyn Bridge. It is famous for its hot chocolate. You can either get...
26. Momofuku Ssam Bar: Excellent restaurant by David Chang that sports an eclectic, ever-changing menu. Expect a wait at peak hours becaus...  
27. Student Ghetto, The: Refers to the enclave of undergrads housed around the corner of Quail Street and Western Avenue.  
28. City, The: People refer to the entire borough of Manhattan as "the city." For example, someone in Brooklyn might say: "I don'...  
29. Brooknam: Combining "Brooklyn" and "Vietnam," this is a nickname for Brooklyn.  
30. Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Walkway: Above the automobile lanes, the Brooklyn Bridge has a wide walkway for pedestrians and cyclists. This is a wonderf...
 
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Berkeley is known for its odd culture and political leanings, and has been since the 1960's. Berzerkeley is a nickname used to help capture the oddity that is Berkeley, especially UC Berkeley and its students.

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This is what 'water' sounds like when pronounced by a local Philadelphian.

No, this does not refer to messing your pants, rather it refers to a Kentucky delicacy. The Hot Brown is an open-faced sandwich of turkey and bacon, covered in Mornay sauce and baked or broiled until the bread is crisp and the sauce begins to brown. Many places...