Not everything has the same meaning in New York that it does in the rest of the country. From measuring distance to terms of endearment, these words have a slightly different meaning in NYC than anywhere else.

NEW YORK CITY SLANG, JARGON, AND ABBREVIATIONS – PART III

“Long walk”
. Other places: From the back of a parking lot to a store.
. In New York: Four avenues and ten blocks.

“Cheap drinks”
. Other places: $4 cocktails.
. In New York: $9 cocktails.

“Crazy hours”
. Other places: 8-hour days.
. In New York: 12-hour days.

 “Slice”
. Other places: A piece of pizza.
. In New York: A piece of plain cheese pizza.

“Hero”
. Other places: The main character in a Marvel film.
. In New York: A sandwich made on a small loaf of bread. 

“Cheap rent”
. Other places: $800 a month.
. In New York: $2000 a month. 

“Nutcracker”
. Other places: A classic holiday ballet popular with children.
. In New York: A boozy drink with mysterious ingredients usually bought on a beach. 

“Grill”
. Other places: A backyard barbecue.
. In New York: A long stare.

“Son”
. Other places: A male child.
. In New York: A good friend.

“Stoop”
. Other places: To bend over.
. In New York: The stairs in front of an apartment building. 

“Broadway”
. Other places: Musical theater.
. In New York: a street/avenue. 

“Regular Coffee”
. Other places: A medium coffee.
. In New York: A coffee with milk and sugar.


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