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556. Zabar's: A must-visit specialty food store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, known for it's bagels, coffee, knishes, smok...  
557. Maxilla and Mandible: A natural history store near the Museum of Natural History and Central Park that sells everything from sea shells t...  
558. Evolution: A natural history store in Greenwich Village, similar to the uptown Maxilla and Mandible. If you find reason to pur...  
559. Last Rites: The store and studio of the famous tattoo artist, Paul Booth.  
560. FAO Schwartz: A famous, huge and generally expensive toy store on Fifth Avenue, and the place where Tom Hanks plays chopsticks on...  
561. Times Square: The vibrant, neon-lit, and congested heart of Manhattan, home to the theater district and the New Years Eve ball-dr...
562. St. Mark's: A street in the East Village of Manhattan buzzing with punk-rockers and lined by interesting shops and restaurants.  
563. Kim's Video: A video, record and book store in NYC where you can find some truly weird and obscure items amidst the normal fare...  
564. 5th Avenue: A major thoroughfare in Manhattan associated with wealth and upper-crust, dubbed "the most expensive street in the ...  
565. CBGB: A famous dive/club on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, "Home of Underground Rock since 1973" and the purported bir...  
566. Limelight: A famous club in Manhattan located on Sixth Avenue in a former church. Somewhat ironically, the club tended to get ...  
567. LaGuardia: The LaGuardia Airport, located in Queens, serves primarily business travelers.  
568. JFK: John F. Kennedy Airport is NYC's main airport and a traffic nightmare.  
569. Blizzard of '96: The storm came from a nor'easter that swept through the East Coast, dropping over 20 inches on New York City!  
570. Alligators in the Sewers: A pervasive New York City urban legend tells of infant alligators brought back from Florida vacations and subsequen...  
 
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Yerp is a new form of greeting someone. It can be used in a variety of scenarios effectively. Like for example if someone is down the hallway you can yerp to get their attention. Or you can also answer the phone and say yerp to start the conversation

A popular--and relatively new--nickname for the city of Houston, which refers to “chopped and screwed,” an authentically Houston style of music.

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.

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.

1. Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the first free neighborhood of color in America. Treme is the location of Congo Square...

2. Treme is also the name of an HBO series to come out in 2010 about the neighborhood's ongoing rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The series was created by David Simon, who also created the hit series "The Wire".