Tourist Terms: THE “IS THAT…?” QUESTION

When a local goes sightseeing with a new-to-the-city tourist, the local will find their friend and/or relative constantly staring at things with a confused look of possible recognition before they squint their eyes and ask, “Is that…?” A question they never finish but which would be finished with such things as: “…that famous tall building?,” “…that place where Liz Lemon works?,” and “…that Naked Cowboy?,” etc.

The answer to any “Is that…?” question is always:


Tourists, everything in New York City is famous. So, if you assume you recognize something, you do. The whole city is an icon.

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