Not all New Yorkers are rude
It’s true. So don’t be surprised when someone holds a door for you or helps an old lady cross the street.
Not all New Yorkers are impatient
Cut us some slack. Rush hour and long lunch lines tend to bring out the worst in people.
Not all New Yorkers are uptight
It’s just a defense mechanism. Guarded or overly conscious would be a better description of our nature. But we can be chill too you know…
Not all New Yorkers are snobs
There are plenty of hipsters among us but we’re pretty down to earth. Plus, we’re really just passionate about certain things.
Even so, not all New Yorkers are Broadway fans
There are just too many things to be obsessed about in the city.
But not everyone in NYC wants to be famous
Yes, it’s one of the entertainment capitals of the world but a lot of people come to New York for more than just that.
Although not all New Yorkers are adventurous
NYC tends to create some weird hybrid food, but it doesn’t mean we’re not skeptical of them.
Not all New Yorkers have a weird accent
We speak pretty normally, save for some foreigners, or people from far-off areas.
New Yorkers are not the worst drivers
In fact, you could say we are really good. You try navigating our roads during rush-hour traffic.
But not all New Yorkers know the city by heart
A lot of us still rely on a good old map (on the phone) and Yelp – a lot of times.
And not all New Yorkers have been to its iconic venues
So many long-time residents haven’t even seen the Statue of Liberty or been to the top of the Empire State Building.
So not all New Yorkers are ‘living the life’ as they say
Sure it’s a beautiful city and we’re blessed to live here, but rent is high and good jobs are hard to find (or get). That’s why we have so many one-dollar pizzas and hotdogs.
Not everyone loves the city
Surprising but true. Sometimes the hustle and bustle is just too much for some people. It doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate it though.