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How to Sound Like a Local in New York City

Sun Jan 08 04:06:03 EST 2017 | InStyle
New York City is made up of millions of people from every state and nation and their many different languages are the truest sign of the melting pot that makes The Big Apple great. Despite whichever language they speak at home, all of them know how to pronounce Houston Street. (Hint: it’s not like the city in Texas). It’s just part of the New York patois—the distinctive way of speaking that quickly becomes second nature to the city’s residents. While it takes native-born status to master the dif..

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Emergency vehicles gather at the Atlantic Avenue Terminal after a commuter train derailed during the Wednesday morning commute, in New York, U.S., January 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan..
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