Posted by ESC on July 27, 2001
In Reply to: New York Minute posted by Sam on July 27, 2001
: What's a New York Minute?
The theory is that everything happens faster in New York City. We slow-walking, slow-talking country folk have to quicken our pace in NYC. So doing something in a "New York minute" means doing it quickly. Even the minutes are faster in the city. A variation: "a New York second."