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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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1. Radio personality and television producer Johnny Grant currently holds this appointed and purely ceremonial position

2. Iconic spokesman for the LA area as a radio personality, died January 9th, 2008.

Trustafarian is the portmanteau of the words "trust fund" and "Rastafarian". A trustafarian is typically an upper-middle-class white kid who attends school at Boulder who is wholly funded by his parents (whose fortunes are usually amassed through giant corporations) and talks of the evils of capitalism.

The most famous event in New Orleans, essentially one humongous free party that includes a parade and costumed revelers, the latter of which are known for their reputed debauchery and prolific consumption of alcohol.

Austin is known as "Spamtown" because it's the headquarters of Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam, the famous canned processed pork product.

1. Also referred to as the Ban roll-on building, just as a similar building in Portland, Oregon is called.

2. A common nickname for the Second and Seneca Building because of its resemblance to the blue, dome-headed droid in Star Wars.