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A city in New Jersey, about 10 miles north of New York City, population 42,000. (Also a small town in Minnesota.)
Used to be thought of as the "Hell's Kitchen" of New Jersey, but since gentrified. Not particularly famous for anything, but everyone knows it's there.
Also namechecked in the Billy Joel song Moving Out: "Who needs a house out in Hackensack? Is that all you get for your money?"
A slang term for a "quickie" divorce.
During the 1970s in particular, Haiti became a popular overseas destination for divorcing Americans — because its laws allowed unilateral separations (where only one party is seeking divorce), unlike typical US state laws, which required both parties' consent.
The phenomenon no longer exists, due to less strict US divorce laws introduced in recent decades.
Japanese cartoon character.
Created by Sanrio Corporation in 1974, this friendly feline appears on a wide range of merchandise, including lunchboxes, pencils, stickers, clothing and even a Hello Kitty car!