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1.
In reference to the city, let's just say that you know you're from there if any of the following apply to you:
You say "the city" and expect everyone to know that this means Manhattan.

You have never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.

You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park at 3:30 on the Friday before a long weekend, but can�t find Wisconsin on a map.

Hookers and the homeless are invisible.

The subway makes sense.

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

You've considered stabbing someone just for saying "The Big Apple".

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

You call an 8' x 10' plot of patchy grass a yard.

You consider Westchester "upstate".

You think Central Park is "nature."

You see nothing odd about the speed of an auctioneer's speaking.

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.

Your closet is filled with black clothes.

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.

You take a taxi to get to your health club to exercise.

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.
de well, la dee dah 9 janvier 2006
 
2.
Power that comes form diversity.... Pride that comes from making it to the top....
Nothing like the Big Apple.
de j 12 août 2004
 
3.
The greatest Fucking city in the world.
New York kicks ass!!!!
de almty1_917@yahoo.com 14 janvier 2005
 
4.
Where my heart will always be no matter where I go.

New York = Home
I'm in a New York State of Mind - Billy Joel.
de Jenny 6 juillet 2004
 
5.
1. The 11th state to join the union.
2. Also refers to NYC, or as most ignorant people think- Manhattan. (Oh, yeah, there's also The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island)
Yes, I do live in NYC, and no, I have never heard a gunshot or gotten dumped on by a piegon.
de Alice O'Blah 26 avril 2004
 
6.
The Empire State where the greatest city and the capital of the world dwells. NYC or the five boroughs of south NY. The 1st capital of the country from 1785-1790. Home of Broadway theatre, home of the best pizza(NY style) in the world, home of the best franks(Nathans and Papiaya)in the world, also the place where the term 'Hot Dog' was coined, birth place of the potato chip(Saratoga ,NY),the media capital of the world, business capital of the world, largest department store in the world(Macy's 34th st.),Birth place of Hip Hop culture, one of the fashion capital of the world, home of the largest and greatest subway system in the world along with the 1st in the country. And home of the greatest and most successful team in sports(NY Yankees).
There's no place like New York!!!
de Bronxborn... 25 mai 2004
 
7.
best bagels, best pizza, best italian food period, best places to shop, its awesome.. u can go out east on LI or manhattan or upstate NY. new york is a great place to live.

oh yeah and upstate is part of new york u idiot. if u wanna talk about the city say NYC. i'm sure upstate NY people write NY on their mail. you can't argue that or you're just dumb.
ummm i guess u have to visit new york

or umm go to the library and get a book on it.
de deenie 4 juillet 2004