One of the hardest things about being a native of Long Island living in Connecticut is not hearing that singular, unmistakable accent. It took me a while to figure out what "cah-fee" was; it's what people up here call caw-fee.
Well, I'll get a chance to bask in Lawn Gyland-ish and Brooklynese when The Avon presents "If These Knishes Could Talk" next Wednesday, September 11, at 7:30, at the Avon. "If These Knishes Could Talk" tells the story of the New York accent: what it is, how it's evolved, and the love/hate relationship New Yorkers have with it.
And yes, I still call it Noo Yawk.