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The Noo Yawk Accent

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Some say the New York accent is disappearing as the city becomes more gentrified.

New York City is known for a lot of things – its skyscrapers, its frenetic energy, and let’s not forget its accent. It’s not New York…it’s Noo Yawk. It’s not coffee…it’s cawfee. And for some people… it’s not 33rd and 3rd.  It's Toidy Toid and Toid.

On this week's Cityscape, we're talking about the words, phrases, and accent that help define "New Yorkese."