• April 23, 2017
You are Becoming a New Yorker if ...
You walk really fast everywhere and also huff and puff when others walk slow especially tourists taking in the sights or people on their phones.
You navigate the subway like a pro. This means knowing how to get uptown and downtown and not accidentally finding yourself all the way in Brooklyn.
You don’t wait for the walk light to cross the street because New Yorkers always have somewhere to be.
You have learned to ignore those that hassle you on the street such as people wanting to ask you questions or those handing out flyers.
You avoid empty subway cars especially during rush hour because you know that that can never be a good thing.
You know that Manhattan is safe and you feel very comfortable walking everywhere even at night.
You get annoyed when there are more than 2 people across walking down the street.
You brunch religiously.
You almost always J-walk because that’s what New Yorkers do.
You try to figure out the best time to go to Trader Joe’s and then realize that there is never a good time.
You avoid Time Square like the plague and any other tourist traps.
You hate when it snows as this means gross slush that you have to walk through on your daily commute.
You have “commuter shoes” because it is unrealistic to walk 20 blocks in high heels.
You know how to hail a cab (stepping off the curb with your hand in the air).
Your closet is mostly made up of shades of black, as this is the New York City “uniform”.
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