NYC Dialect - It's Real! Can You Identify All This Telltale Lingo?

Could you hack it in the Big Apple?

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 Mar 17, 2019
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Question: 1/22Pick Your Answer!


New York might be a huge state, but living in the heart of it all in NYC is so much better than living somewhere _____.
Centralstate
Downstate
Upstate

Question: 2/22Pick Your Answer!


Tourists might be surprised to learn that Tribeca actually stands for something! It's:
Triple Beer Cans
Town Beneath Canal
Triangle Below Canal Street

Question: 3/22Pick Your Answer!


If you’re ordering $1 pizza after a night out, you'll need to ask for a _____.
piece
bite
slice

Question: 4/22Pick Your Answer!


If you want to check out a Broadway play, you better head over to the _____ District.
Stage
Showbiz
Theater

Question: 5/22Pick Your Answer!


What do you call traveling east to west or vice versa?
Crosstown
The long way
EW

Question: 6/22Pick Your Answer!


If you're looking for the Avenue of the Americas, what other street sign should you be looking for?
Broadway
Park Ave
6th Ave

Question: 7/22Pick Your Answer!


Did you know every NYC borough is an island except one: _____?
The Bronx
Brooklyn
Queens

Question: 8/22Pick Your Answer!


The iconic steps of the _____ were prominently featured on the hit show Gossip Girl.
The Empire State Building
The New York Public Library
Central Park Boathouse

Question: 9/22Pick Your Answer!


Which of these is NOT one of NYC's world-class museums?
The Getty
The Guggenheim
MOMA

Question: 10/22Pick Your Answer!


NYC's two baseball teams are basically rivals. What are they?
Red Sox and Mets
Yankees and Mets
Yankees and Dodgers

Question: 11/22Pick Your Answer!


If you have a reservation at Tavern on the Green, you'll need to make your way to this NYC area.
West Village
Tribeca
Central Park

Question: 12/22Pick Your Answer!


Some of the best views of the city can be seen from atop this 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan.
The Empire State Building
The World Trade Center
The Chrysler Building

Question: 13/22Pick Your Answer!


Holly Golightly is an iconic Manhattan socialite from what NYC-based novel and movie?
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Grimaldi's
Breakfast at Central Park

Question: 14/22Pick Your Answer!


What does it indicate to pedestrians if a cab has its light on?
It's available
It's the Cash Cab
It's not available

Question: 15/22Pick Your Answer!


If your friend tells you it's "brick" out today, you can be sure it'll be a _____ day!
sunny
humid
cold

Question: 16/22Pick Your Answer!


When it comes to running errands at the corner shop, nothing beats your local _____.
bodega
shoppe
boutique

Question: 17/22Pick Your Answer!


NoHo and SoHo are divided by what street name?
Houston
Homer
Hobart

Question: 18/22Pick Your Answer!


A good bagel should always come topped with plenty of _____.
salsa
whiz
schmear

Question: 19/22Pick Your Answer!


If you’re traveling from the East Village to the UES, where would you say you are headed?
Crosstown
Downtown
Uptown

Question: 20/22Pick Your Answer!


The steps leading up to a walkup apartment building are more commonly called the _____.
stock
stoop
stump

Question: 21/22Pick Your Answer!


The train in New York is called what?
The subway
The railway
The metro

Question: 22/22Pick Your Answer!


Sure, everyone loves the ________, but you love it EVEN more!
Big Apple
Music City
Garden State
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