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451. Giants, The: The New York Giants, New York's professional football team and part of the NFL.  
452. Mets, The: Refers to the New York Mets, a Major League baseball team based in Queens.  
453. Sloan-Kettering: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, a well-known and highly regarded cancer care and research center located on Manh...  
454. Beth Israel: Beth-Israel Medical Center, a teaching hospital on Manhattan's Lower East Side.  
455. Richard Kern: A New York City photographer and filmmaker who was a prominent figure in the underground culture of East Greenwich ...  
456. Silk Stocking District: 1970s Slang for the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  
457. Upper West Side: A somewhat upscale Manhattan neighborhood characterized by residential streets and shopping areas, located approxim...  
458. Upper East Side: The high-end Manhattan neighborhood located between Central Park and the East River and home to some of the most ex...  
459. Train, The: Generally used in reference to the MTA subway system.
460. Midtown: the middle of Manhattan that falls roughly between 'Uptown' and 'Downtown', one of the busiest business districts i...  
461. Meatpacking District: A West-Side Manhattan neighborhood that at one time, was just what its name suggests. However, since the 1990s it ...  
462. Lincoln Center: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a celebrated cultural institution located on the Upper West Side of Manha...  
463. Jacob Javits: A large convention center on the West Side of Manhattan.  
464. Canal Street: A major and usually quite congested street in lower Manhattan lined with hundreds of discount retailers that separa...  
465. Ferrara's: A now-famous, family-owned place to buy fresh Italian pastries. Ferrara's, founded in 1892, claims to be "America's...  
 
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Found in old NYC neighborhoods, most famously and densely in Brooklyn, this is a term used for homes made from "brownstone," which is a brown sandstone. The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn has the most brownstones in NYC. Many people think of The Cosby Show's Huxtable family when they think of Brooklyn brownstones (as they lived in a traditional Brooklyn brownstone).

A cheesesteak with Provolone cheese and onions.

New Orleans cemeteries (due to the high water table, people in New Orleans are buried above ground).

"Who dat?" is the shorthand version of a cheer for the New Orleans Saints football team (2009 NFC Champs!). The entire cheer is: "Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?" This phrase has been popularized by the New Orleans Saints, especially this year now that our dominant Saints team is hitting it big on the national stage.

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.