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541. AAH-ringe: This is how a New Yorker might say "orange".  
542. Murray's: In the West Village, this is one of the best cheese shops in the country because of its amazing cheese selection an...
543. SoHo: A neighborhood in the Manhattan borough of NYC that means "South of Houston." This is just one of New York City's a...  
544. J-Lo: Popular nickname for actress and singer Jennifer Lopez. She's from the Bronx and is currently married to fellow "ne...  
545. Marc Anthony: Marc Anthony is a New York City native who sings ballads in both English and Spanish. His given name is Marco Anton...  
546. Sultan of Swat: One of the nicknames for New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth.  
547. Great Bambino, The: A nickname for Babe Ruth, the legendary New York Yankee.  
548. Hungarian Pastry Shop: Not at all fancy, but features amazing pastries/baked goods. Located just a few blocks from the Columbia campus.  
549. Bronxite: Those that are from the Bronx.  
550. Brooklynite: Someone who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Funny enough, someone from Brooklyn speaks Brooklynese.  
551. Brooklynese: The dialect of speech spoken by someone who grew up and lives in Brooklyn.  
552. Sex and the City: The smash-hit sitcom was based on Candance Bushnell's column "Sex and the City" that was printed in the New York Ob...  
553. Time Warner: Time Warner is a huge media conglomerate headquartered in New York City. It's traded on the NYSE under the ticker s...  
554. Big Apple, The: A nickname for New York City.  
555. Gotham: A nickname for New York City. Gotham City is a fictional city used in DC Comics, but it is said to be modeled afte...  
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An adjective used to describe something that is Wisconsin-like, or a noun that simply means Wisconsinite. Wisconsinites are often called "Sconnies" outside of the state. The word is now gaining traction within Wisconsin as well, largely the result of the company "Sconnie Nation" that was founded by two UW-Madison students in their Lakeshore dorm room.

A nickname for Portland given by none other than George Bush and his staff. Every time he would visit there would be such protests and demonstrations that he did not return to Portland when seeking reelection in 2004; but sent other staff members to gain support.

The subject of a famous legend regarding a rich gold mine in the Superstition Mountains-likely exaggerated, but based on the life of "forty-niner" Jacob Waltz in the 1800s. Some people still venture into the mountains looking for the hidden 'treasure'.

A regional dish with German roots, a patty made with pork, beef, and oats.

Freedom Cage is the brilliantly oxymoronic name given to the small chunk of asphalt designated as the place of protest outside the Pepsi Center for the Democratic National Convention. The place is separated from the main event by several rows of fences and is tucked away out of sight, effectively deterring any meaningful protest.

As the old adage goes: "Freedom isn't free." That's because it's caged.