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type

type  adv.— «I don’t think Brooklyn slang is that different from Manhattan slang. But I’m not used to a lot of the slang my friends use. Months ago, I first heard, “There are mad heads here.” I was like, “Where did that come from?” For a...

mad heads

mad heads  n.pl.— «I don’t think Brooklyn slang is that different from Manhattan slang. But I’m not used to a lot of the slang my friends use. Months ago, I first heard, “There are mad heads here.” I was like, “Where did that come from?”...

shape

shape  v.— «Each weekday United Hispanic workers “shape”—search for work—by driving throughout Manhattan and the Bronx and visiting job sites.…As the shape van wound down to ground zero and back to the Bronx, a picture of...

crosstown dance

crosstown dance  n.— «For years the label “downtown dance” has been used as a vague shorthand to describe certain choreographers, usually experimental ones working on a shoestring budget. But most of the downtown choreographers (who...

downtown dance

downtown dance  n.— «For years the label “downtown dance” has been used as a vague shorthand to describe certain choreographers, usually experimental ones working on a shoestring budget. But most of the downtown choreographers (who...

Brooklyn side

Brooklyn side  n.— «If a righty’s ball hits just to the left of the head pin, that’s called a crossover or, in the vernacular, hitting the Brooklyn side. Why? Bowling originated in the East, and a lot of its jargon came from there...