The shortest possible measurement of time. Standardised as the time between the lights turning green and the taxi behind you beeping his horn.
He only lasted a new york second in bed
by Crundy October 30, 2007
Despite all the crap in that romantic relationship, I'd do it all over again in a Hot New York second!!!!
by Starchylde April 17, 2015
The red arrow that shows up on some New York traffic lights to let drivers and pedestrians know that vehicles aren't permitted to turn. Considered unsafe for drivers and pedestrians alike because five seconds is hardly enough time for a driver to make a complete stop.
Why can't the DOT make those red arrow signals at least fifteen seconds long?! I hate those New York 5-second warnings!
by pentozali December 27, 2011