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A megacity, the biggest city in North America. Wall Street, epicenter of world trades and business, a good place to go broke and wind up living on the streets like most people. NYC is not part with Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and/or Staten Is. Although most people confused it, NYC is only Manhattan, Ghettos everywhere mostly around the edges of the island. Uptown: Harlem, Spanish Harlem notorious for crack/cocaine fiends, high crime but never reported. It is also home of grea jewish population. As you go down south on the island, there are ghettos with infamous projects with high crime rates. Midtown: Tourist center of the world, you see tourists from every part of the world who are mostly ripped off or musguided on purpose, unfortunately. Downtown (SoHo, NoHo, Tribeca, LES, The Villages, Little Italy, Chinatown and the Financial District): Dangerous but only in some parts. Little Italy filled with mobsters who work with the NYPD. Chinatown, 2nd home of the bootleg DVD's after Harlem, which is the capital of bootlegs. Also home of chinese triads and gangs. The Villages as you all might know, flamboyant people aka Homosexuals. And the financial district, where money is made and people go broke afterwards. Manhattan is a tough city to live in, as the saying goes "If you make it here in NYC, you can make it anywhere". look up the rest of the 4 boroughs for definitions.
New York City is the capital of the world.
by damu December 11, 2005
 
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A huge realm of streets, buildings, people, etc., sitting on western Long Island, all of Staten and Manhattan Islands, and the peninsula to the north of Manhattan Island, as well as several other isles at the mouth of the Hudson River in North America. My birthplace is somewhere in there.
Me: Penn Station is in New York City.
She: Oh? Where in New York?
Me: Um, 34th St. Midtown. Take the train into New York on Amtrak or on NJ Transit or the LIRR, and you shouldn't miss it.
by Richard Rabinowitz August 19, 2005
 
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The "greatest city in the world", known for fashion,culture, dining, nightlife/entertainment, financial/buisness, theater,and art ,money,numerous famous people/actors/actresses/,call NYC home,Fortune 500 companies,Midtown and Downtown home to numerous famous areas and attractions,PIZZA,BAGELS home to NBC,ABC,CBS,CNN, Rockefeller center,Radio City, Broadway, 34t street, 42nd street, 5,6,7th avenues,Times Square, Central park, Battery Park,Bryant Park,Herald Square,Trump Plaza, NEW YORK YANKEES, GIANTS, AND HOT WOMEN e.t.c. and we are not rude we just don't take shit, NYC is not dirty its a huge city it can't be spotlessand its are very old city , barely any crime, one of the safest large cities. So everyone that thinks NYC is dirty, lots of traffic, and dangerous you are wrong its not , I go there every week, in all 5 boroughs never I know what I'm talking about.
Person 1: heading into the city around Christmas can't beat New York City during Christmas
Person 2: can't be NYC anytime
by NYC #1 January 07, 2006
 
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a great fucking place. Biggest city in America. One of the fashion capitals. Famous for great resturants. I was born in Manhattan but now I live in Jersey. Has five boroughs. Manhattan = What ppl call the city, cool as fuck. Brooklyn = Lots of swagger known for rappers. Bronx = Famous for Yankees and rappers. Queens = cool as hell, and the Mets. Staten Island = beaches.
I got love for jersey man but New York City is fuckin amazing. I LOVE NYFUCKINGCITY.
by jersey kid November 21, 2007
 
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A city that is really fun to visit! with many good sites and alot of nice people.
NYC owns you and you know it
by loca July 03, 2004
 
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a place where some of us call home (REALLY home). some of us actually go to school, work and do normal stuff here, not just shop or look at tall buildings all day. tourists r welcome. but the real new yorkers r the real new yorkers, u can tell.
my school is in new york city and when i was coming out, i saw some tourists take pics outside my skool. WHAT???
by kissmeeee June 11, 2007
 
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the best goddamn place in the world..where ass is incredibly easy to get and ppl are AWESOME all of the freaking time.
dude I wanna be happy so im gonna take a little trip down to NYC..
by harry October 10, 2003
 
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The largest and most diverse city in America. With a population over 8 million, and a reputation for blunt honesty, graft and aggression, New York City is actually one of America's friendliest places, with a proud citizen base committed to cooperation. An excellent example is September 11th, 2001, when New Yorkers of all backgrounds automatically pulled together to rescue the injured, rebuild infrastructure, and provide America backbone to withstand the event.

New York City is the most talked-about, thought-about, and most-written and sung about city in the world. New songs, movies, television programs and plays are created about it daily. Moving to, surviving, then living well in New York City is nearly universally seen as "having arrived".

New Yorkers are brash, impulsive, good-natured and approachable. They like meeting people and are not shy about making new friends. Friendships can be struck up in public (i.e. on line for a bus, or at a bank) when two or more unrelated New Yorkers notice something unusual and make a (usually sarcastic) comment to one another.

New York City: Frank Sinatra with a skyline.
Person 1: New York, New York
A hell of a town
The Bronx is up and the Battery's down
The people ride in a hole in the ground
New York, New York...
It's a hell of a town!

Person 2: The example should include the words "New York City". You forgot "city".

Person 1: Lenny didn't use city in that song.

Person 2: Yeah, but he didn't write the lyrics either.

Person 1: Stop arguing with me on the train, you must be from New York City or something.
by justanothernewyorker February 13, 2010