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I recently found a very cool blog called get NYC'd, written by Nicole, who believes there are definite signs as to how you know you've become a New Yorker. Nicole herself is a "a 20-something from the Midwest exploring everything NYC has to offer." getNYC'd looks at "the good, the funny and sometimes ugly realities of life in skyscraper national park." Well worth the read, and it looks like Nicole is going to fit right in! Enjoy!
According to Nicole, "someone once told me that you know you’re a New Yorker when you reach this breaking point: As much as you may hate the city on any given day, you hate the thought of living elsewhere even more. I know that there are certain things that lead to the jaded, New Yorker mentality. You stop questioning the cost of rent. You’re on a first-name basis with the neighborhood bartender, coffee guy and dry cleaner. You give cabbies specific directions. You stop to argue with delivery cyclists and cabbies when they nearly-hit you in a cross-walks. You say “hi” to routine street performers and homeless people. You pre-walk the subway platform to the car that will be nearest your exit when you arrive at the next subway platform. You can’t help but smile and feeling resentfully cheesy whenever Empire State of Mind plays. These are the things that develop over time and make one a New Yorker.
Where do I fall? That’s up to you. I will tell you, however, that the best NYC-style pizza is from Patsy’s, the best burger is 5 Napkin and best bagel is from H&H. And that I’d love to argue with you about it."
image via get NYC'd.com