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76. Salt City: Salt City is a common nickname for Syracuse because of the salt found in the wetlands of the area.  
77. Watertown Red & Black: Watertown's semi-pro football, the oldest of its kind in the United States.  
78. Five and Dime: Watertown is the birthplace of variety retailing, known in other parts of the country as dollar stores, but known i...  
79. City of the Future: A tagline on an old sign at the edge of town.  
80. Clinton Hill Historic District: Commonly referred to as "The Hill" by local Brooklyn resdients, the Clinton Hill Historic District is a neat neighb...  
81. Hill, The: The Hill is a Brooklyn nickname for the Clinton Hill District, an historic neighborhood with gorgeous red brick and...  
82. Underwood Park: A cute little Brooklyn park between Lafayette and Washington Avenues that is comprised mostly of children's jungle ...
83. Manhattan Bridge: A handsome suspension bridge that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan.
84. Watchtower, The: The Watchtower is the headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn.
85. United States Capital: A often forgotten piece of American history, New York City was the capital of the United States from 1789 to 1790.  
86. Anchor Bar: The birthplace of Buffalo chicken wings  
87. City of Good Neighbors: Nickname for Buffalo for its people who always help one another.  
88. Bar and Church on each Street Corner: The people in Buffalo are a very religious bunch (mostly Roman Catholic), as well as very taken to their alcohol.  
89. Serendipity 3: A popular restaurant in Manhattan that's famous for its spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most exp...  
90. Empire City: A nickname for New York. If New York is the "Empire State," then New York City must be the "Empire City." New ...  
 
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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.

(noun) Round dessert treat common throughout Maine consisting of a marshmallow filling in between two firm pieces of cake (usually chocolate). Its shape resembles a hamburger in a bun.

A nickname for Manitowoc for its location on Lake Michigan. I'm not sure why they it's capital with an '-ol' at the end--because I'm pretty sure Manitowoc isn't a building--but that's how it's spelled on the city's marketing literature, including the sign when coming into town.

Yankee fans wouldn't shut up about a curse that prevented the Red Sox from winning the World Series since 1918. That is, until the Red Sox won in 2004 to dispel such a myth.

Very bad windy storm spinning off the coast causing ferocious northeast winds. EX: "Mary, get the shovels outta the cella, looks like we're in for a northeastah tonight".