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!
An extremely short period of time.
I was over that weed, in a new york minute.
Very quick amount of time...noted by NYC's fast pace
When the J-Lo song came on the radio, he turned the station in a New York Minute
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.
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.
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!"
Approximately 36 seconds, as opposed to the normal 60 seconds in a minute
"So would you do her?"
"In a new york minute."