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526. Pride Parade: NYC is quite tolerant of many unique lifestyles and cultures, but the annual (Gay) Pride Parade is the strongest sh...  
527. Strike, Annual: The best time for the Waste Disposal services to strike is the hottest days in summer, with trash cooking in the su...  
528. Harvard on the Hudson: An ironic reference to Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie's two-year school.  
529. Brett Favre: Future Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre was traded to the Jets after an illustrious career and heated soap opera saga with...  
530. Naked Cowboy: The Naked Cowboy is a street musician in Times Square who wears nothing but a cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and briefs....  
531. A-Rod: A-Rod's the nickname for the Yankee third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, who is often out of favor among New York fans fo...  
532. Broadway Brett: This is a new nickname for NFL legend Brett Favre after being traded to the New York Jets. The nickname is a play o...  
533. Larry Ellison: Larry Ellison is the founder and CEO of Oracle, as well as a New York City native. Ellison is the highest paid CEO ...  
534. Dome, The: A nickname for the Carrier Dome, the largest domed stadium located on any college campus. Constructed in 1979-1980,...  
535. Cloisters, The: The Cloisters are an extension of the Metropolitan Art Museum dedicated to the architecture and art of the European...
536. Pay-Rod: A play on Alex Rodriguez's nickname, "A-Rod". Rodriguez first got the nickname after signing an excessive $252 mill...  
537. Loisaida: The Spanish (or Spanglish) pronunciation of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This neighborhood is largely Hispanic...  
538. Nuyorican: A word that means New York Puerto Rican, obviously coming from a combination of the two terms. The Puerto Rican pre...  
539. boricua: Boricua is a nickname for Puerto Ricans. Borinquen is what the native TaĆ­nos called what is now Puerto Rico. Puerto...  
540. Neorican: Neorican is a word used for a Puerto Rican living in New York or a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. In Pu...  
 
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Rubber Bands.

A mythical six-legged cat; the mascot of Conway High School.

This is a nickname for Ithaca. Ithaca claims to be the birthplace of the American ice cream sundae. A local soda fountain apparently experimented with candied cherries and cherry syrup on top of its ice cream. This Sunday special then caught on and spread across the country in soda fountains and with specialty syrups in grocer's aisles everywhere.

An ironic reference to Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie's two-year school.

Term for the organized carpooling system in San Francisco where carpoolers meet at a designated spot and share rides. Started in the mid 1970s when oil prices were...