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1. Spaldeen: Spaldeen refers to a type of ball that was used to play stickball in New York. Spaldeen is actually a New York (mis...
2. Schlep: Not just to carry a load for a considerable distance, but also slang for an awkward, clumsy, or stupid person.  
3. Pedicab: This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver"...
4. Brooknam: Combining "Brooklyn" and "Vietnam," this is a nickname for Brooklyn.  
5. Capital of the World, The: A nickname for New York City.  
6. Feathered Rats: "Flying rats" is actually a more common term for pigeons than "feathered rats."  
7. B & T: Shorthand for "Bridge and Tunnel," the term for people who make the commute to Manhattan via bridge or tunnel, but ...  
8. Schtupp: A Yiddish (or Yinglish) verb meaning to have sex, or more vulgar equivalents. It comes from a Yiddish word meaning ...  
9. Shot Heard 'Round the World: This is the baseball version of the phrase usually reserved for shots that start wars (like the American Revolution...  
10. Dumb: An adverb meaning "extremely", used to give emphasis to something, similar to the way it's done in Boston with "wic...  
11. mad: Adverb used like "very" as in "Chris Rock was mad (very) funny last"  
12. Pizza connection: The silly, yet well-documented, correlation between the price of a subway ride and a slice of pizza in New York Cit...  
13. Pizza principle: The pizza principle is a well-known economic law in New York that makes the price of either a slice of pizza or a s...  
14. refudiate: A word made up by Sarah Palin when she was mustering some outrage at the Islamic cultural center to be built near G...  
15. skelsey: game played with bottle caps and wax  
 
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