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an imaginary amount of time refering to how fast people from new york city (not new york state) do things. the time differences of new york city and the rest of the world is the reason an average yorkie can't survive outside their city for more than 4 days.
yorkie: i went to freakin' colorado and it took this jackass 20 minutes to charge the sweater i bought! you know i'm used to things being done in a new york minute, i can't stand that crap!
by Denia April 29, 2006
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Traditionally it has meant in the blink of an eye.

But after 9/11, due to the large air play of the song New York Minute (by Don Henley, and covered by the Eagles) it has taken on the further connotation of "A Blink Of an Eye that Changes Everything." Cataclysmic.
A sudden accident that takes a life. Any senseless violence, or of course the 9/11 attacks themselves. But it can be a good event too. When New York legalized Gay Marriage, the media reported the event as a New York Minute - the signing of that bill would change the state forever.
by VinnyFromNewYork July 30, 2011
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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
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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
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You have a New York Minute, Just so you know that's seven seconds.
by everettj October 15, 2009
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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
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Approximately 36 seconds, as opposed to the normal 60 seconds in a minute
"So would you do her?"
"In a new york minute."
by Justin Tym December 28, 2005
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