You Know You From New York City When........... Vol.3

Jun 8, 2006
I went to pg. 20 and instead of gravedigging by bumping the old post i decided to make another one feel free to add more

You say "the city" and expect everyone to know that this means Manhattan.

Homeless are invisible.

The subway makes sense.

You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.

The most frequently used part of your car is the horn.

You consider Westchester "upstate".

You think Central Park is "nature."

You're paying $1,200 for a studio the size of a walk-in closet and you think it's a "steal."

You've been to New Jersey twice and got hopelessly lost both times.

You pay more each month to park your car than most people in the U.S. pay in rent.

You haven't seen more than twelve stars in the night sky since you went away to camp as a kid.

You go to dinner at 9 and head out to the clubs when most Americans are heading to bed.

You haven't heard the sound of true absolute silence since the 80s, and when you did, it terrified you.

You pay $5 without blinking for a beer that cost the bar 28 cents.

You take fashion seriously.

Being truly alone makes you nervous.

You have 27 different menus next to your telephone.

Going to Brooklyn is considered a "road trip."

America west of the Hudson is still theoretical to you.

You've gotten jaywalking down to an art form.

Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.

$50 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.

You have a minimum of five "worst cab ride ever" stories.

You don't notice sirens anymore.

You live in a building with a larger population than most American towns.

Your doorman is Russian, your grocer is Korean your deli man is Israeli, your building super is Italian, your laundry guy is Chinese, your favorite bartender is Irish, your favorite diner owner is Greek, the watchseller on your corner is Senegalese, your last cabbie was Pakistani, your newsstand guy is Indian and your favorite falafel guy is Egyptian.

You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.

You secretly envy cabbies for their driving skills.

You think $7.00 to cross a bridge is a fair price.

Your door has more than three locks.

Your favorite movie has DeNiro in it.

You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.

You run when you see a flashing "Do Not Walk" sign at the intersection.

You're 35 years old and don't have a driver's license.

You ride in a subway car with no air conditioning just because there are seats available.

You're willing to take in strange people as roommates simply to help pay the rent.

There is no North and South. It's uptown or downtown.

When you're away from home, you miss "real" pizza and "real" bagels.

You know the differences between all the different Ray's Pizzas.

You're not in the least bit interested in going to Times Square on New Year's Eve.

Your internal clock is permanently set to know when Alternate Side of the Street parking regulations are in effect.

You know what a bodega is.

You know how to fold the New York Times in half, vertically, so that you can read it on the subway or bus without knocking off other passenger's hats.

Someone bumps into you, and you check for your wallet.....

You cringe at hearing people pronounce Houston St. like the city in Texas

Film crews on your block annoy you, not excite you.

Feel free to add more
another driver hits your car and you're only angry that he wasted about 3 minutes of your time and not the damage.
I had to change my sig because people actually PM'd me with paragraph long complaints about how it wasted their time, oh the irony...

Aim: yurymachaveli
There's a film crew on my block right now, and it annoys me.
I'd add that when strangers on the street nod or smile at you your initial reaction is confusion.
My restlessness is my nemesis.

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^^ Bourne 3? I have heard more complaints in the last 2 weeks on this one than any other filming I've been around...
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Is cooking.....
You have been offered "them fresh jordans" for $65 on 28th street....
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lets see what else we can add... lol oh yeah manhattan and bronx kids hate on queens and bk because of brroklyn-queens day lol
The Peurto-Rican Day rolls around & all the little kids are wildin & you are checkin out the sweet young Latina ladies...

FT my sz10.5 grapes 4 your sz 9 Holla!!
how bout when in boston you are unable to hail a cab and are often cussed at
You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.

HAHA! Whenever someone steps on my kicks or bump into me on the moving subway carts, I grill the @#%$ out of them. And it always works... no more toe stepping. lol

You run when you see a flashing "Do Not Walk" sign at the intersection.

Is there any other reaction? Its either stay there for another 2 minutes (which feel like the longest 2 minutes of your life) or gun it and see how fast cars really are.

You know the differences between all the different Ray's Pizzas.
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