A nice collection of NYC terms to memorize before you come visit “the city” from Buzzfeed. Below are a few of my favs.
Let me just say that I’ve been a Magnolia customer since before Carrie Bradshaw even got one of her grimy paws on one of those cupcakes and I will always defend Magnolia. Can’t we all just stop hating on some place because they’ve managed to do well for themselves, expanded into a franchise, and were featured on a hit TV show? Isn’t that everyone’s dream come true?? Get off your high horse, they’re great cupcakes, stop trying to make Crumbs work.
Houston Street is pronounced as such (HOW-ston and not Hew-ston like Texas) because it’s in fact named in honor of a one-time delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia, William Houstoun. The street is located in what once was his father-in-law’s estate. Case closed.
A “coating” of cream cheese does not even begin to describe what schmear actually looks like on a bagel. New Yorkers drown their bagels so much in a thick layer of cream cheese it’s more like, “Hey, you want a bagel with your schmear?” instead of the other way around. I grew up so grossed out by the enormous globs of that creamy white substance that people would manage to get all over themselves during consumption (every time a person bites down on a cream cheese bagel sandwich huge gobs of it dislocate and fall in enormous globs on the plate or bag below) that I honestly didn’t eat cream cheese til I was 22, and only in a very thin layer on top so that the bread is still showing.
Literally it’s all you’ll ever need. I, however, do not fold my pizza. I just don’t.
The bod-eg. Nuff said.