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Re: New York Minute

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."