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A very small amount of time, based on the implication that as New York, NY is the city that never sleeps, time moves more rapidly within its city limits.
He consumed the sirloin steak like a rat on a Cheeto in a New York minute.
by The Rabid Definer December 18, 2003
A very short unit of time. Analogous to about a day in one of those flat, boring, rural states in the middle of the country.
"Dude, you better move fast, that shit is gonna get snapped up in a New York minute."
by Danny Delinquent December 13, 2003
The time between the light turns green and the guy behind you honks his horn.
That bitch got pissed off in a New York Minute when i stole her shit.
by Alex December 10, 2003
Quicker than quick; a "New York minute" is relative to a few seconds everywhere else.
"It happened so fast; it was all over in a New York minute!"
by sharona December 09, 2003
Refers to the hectic life of typical businesspeople in New York City. Often used to put work load into context.
Phew! I just did 2 hours of work in a New York minute!
by Eric December 09, 2003
An extremely short period of time.
I was over that weed, in a new york minute.
by dudeman December 08, 2003
The length of time New York Subway Trains have their doors open, about 28 to 30 seconds. Everything is fast in new York City. If You do something twice as fast as regular, that's a New York minute.
I'll be done with (whatever) in a New York Minute. big Hurry
by L.A. Boy May 14, 2013