Guy 2: depends. what city?
Guy 1: San Francisco dumfuck! What did you think I ment, Boise fucking Idaho???
Guy 2: you could have been talking about San Jose...
If used within the 5 buroughs it typically means Manhattan. If outside the 5 buroughs, it refers to any of the 5 buroughs or all of them collectively.
At 11 o'clock, take the 2 train into Times Square. We're going to party in the City tonight.
This place sucks. I can't wait to get back to the City and hit up a bodega at 4am for some forties.
Brooklyn is not the city, Queens is not the city, the Bronx is not the city & Staten Island is NOT the city.
Only Manhattan is the City.
It is the greatest city on earth.
New York City is the City.
She lives in the City? I thought she lived in Brooklyn.