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61. HCCC: HCCC is the abbreviation for Herkimer County Community College, located in Herkimer, NY.  
62. Dumb: An adverb meaning "extremely", used to give emphasis to something, similar to the way it's done in Boston with "wic...  
63. 1834 Jail: This is a reference to the historic 1834 Herkimer County Jail, located at the historic Four Corners on N. Main St. ...  
64. Snuff: A New York street word that means 'to punch'.  
65. Dead Cat Bounce: A term used commonly by Wall Street types for when a stock plummets and then gets a slight bounce the next day in a...  
66. Babe, The: Nickname for New York Yankee baseball legend, George Herman Ruth. The Babe is also the name of a movie about Ruth's...  
67. Largest Subway System in the World: NYC has the largest subway system in the world, operating underground since 1904.  
68. Curse of the Bambino: A curse that supposedly prevented the Boston Red Sox from winning a World Series after 1918, the year before they s...  
69. Sorryexcuse: Derogatory expression used to refer to Syracuse NY by people unhappy with the region, it's people, or it's politics...  
70. Pusties: Local speak for the Italian pastries formally called 'pasticiotti'. Inside the crust you can find creamy Italian cu...  
71. Gypsy Cab: Gypsy cab is the word for the black town cars that roam the boroughs looking for people who need a ride. If you are...  
72. Fort Greene: A Brooklyn neighborhood around Fort Greene Park with quiet brownstone streets, lively restaurants and bars on the a...  
73. Snow Capital USA: Who hasn't heard of Syracuse?  
74. Second Chance City: A nickname recently given to Utica for its acceptance of immigrants from war-torn countries--particularly Bosnia, S...  
75. 'Cuse: Shorthand for Syracuse. In the Big East sports world the Syracuse sports teams are popularly referred to as 'Cuse.  
 
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A cute nickname for Kansas City (and a nice try)

1. Granolaville is a nickname for Madison's Marquette neighborhood, which is well known for its bustling activity along Williamson (Willy) Street. In Granolaville you'll find great restaurants, bars, and--oh yeah--lots of hippies.

2. Slang for the Williamson Street (popularly dubbed "Willy Street") area, a very hippy-like neighborhood with a great food co-op and trendy hipster bars.

A wishbone

This is the proper pronunciation with emphasis on the first syllable, NOT the second. We are not a city in Germany nor are we the same as New Berlin.

A local reference to a messy section of merges and interchanges on I-240 & 55 where a relatively high proportion of accidents occur as a result of the confused roadways.