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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...

bar

bar  n.— «For second and third year associates it gets even rosier; you can easily make a bar [Wall Street slang for million] in total compensation. One of my friends recently got in at ML Canada. Nice pay! 5-figure signing bonus, and 80K...

Manhattan solstice

Manhattan solstice  n.— « I’ve heard about a “Manhattan solstice,” when the sun supposedly lines up along the streets. Is it for real? When does it happen?…On May 28 and on July 13, the sun will fully illuminate every...

Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge  n.— «Manhattanhenge Today…On these days, the Sun fully illuminates every single cross street during the last fifteen minutes of daylight and sets exactly on the street’s centerline. Upon studying American culture and...

notel

notel  n.— «They are called Manhattan beds-and-breakfasts, “notels,” unhosted apartments and short-term sublets. But at their heart, most are small co-op and condo apartments converted by their owners to de facto hotels. They...