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Suitcase City

Suitcase City  n.— «Most residents of the neighborhood west of the University of South Florida treat the area’s pejorative nickname “Suitcase City” with much the same enthusiasm as patrolling deputies greet the term...

broken beat

broken beat  n.— «Broken beat: It’s simple: Imagine hip-hop beats falling down stairs. It’s been the sound of Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood for the last five years.» —“Technical English” by Carleton S. Gholz, Walter...

soup bunch

soup bunch  n.— «Some cooks throw a “soup bunch” into the pot while the shank boils. Sold in predominately black neighborhood grocery stores, the bunch is an elaborate bouquet garni of mixed vegetables and aromatics for the...

poppy store

poppy store  n.— «Since moving into the neighborhood in 2002, Candi Brown said she’s noticed a lot more “poppy stores”—street slang for bodegas—have turned up on street corners. Some of these stores attract unsavory types...

Fedders house

Fedders house  n.— «Perhaps most vocal among the complainants decrying the development of “Fedders houses,” as they have come to be known, are residents of Bay Ridge, whose neighborhood awaits city approval of a rezoning...