I Am a New Yorker

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 215 People


    marilife marilife
    31-35, F
    Nov 28, 2014

    New Yorker All The Way

    I am a New Yorker born and bred. NYC private schools fro the ages of 3-18. I really think I and just the average New York girl. At least in my neighbor hood. Sometimes, mybparents would try to shield ke from the poverty on the streets around us. But I befriended the homeless and...
    kiri4444 kiri4444
    18-21, F
    May 20, 2012

    Transplanted New Yorkers, You Can Take The Girl Out Of New York, But Not The New Yorker Out Of The Girl

    I am a native NY er....Quick, Kind, Caring, Honest, Direct, Down to Earth & not for for the meek! I had to relocate many years ago, lived around the U.S. mostly out west. Adapting as best as I can to when in Rome do as the Romans do....up to a point, when it clashes with my core...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 21, 2012
    beck114 beck114
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    Born N Raised

    YOU KNOW YOU'RE A NEW YORKER WHEN: the subway makes sense you're away from home and miss "real" pizza and "real" bagels it only takes 1 finger to communicate in traffic you order chinese food through bullet-proof glass there is no north and south...just uptown and...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2010

    Quick, Kind, Caring, Honest, Direct, Down To Earth & Not For For The Meek!

    I am a native NY er....Quick, Kind, Caring, Honest, Direct, Down to Earth & not for for the meek!
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 16, 2012

    New York Attitude

     Why You Need a New York Attitude In this segment, humorist keynote professional speaker Steve Rizzo delivers his famous story (sometimes called Cats have a New York attitude and dogs are wimps)on how important it is to acquire a New York attitude. "New Yorkers have...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Oct 19, 2012

    As A Transplanted New Yorker -there Is A Lot Of Room For Misinterpretation!

    As a Transplanted New Yorker -There Is a Lot of Room for Misinterpretation! The rest of the US has no idea, what makes us tick and mistakes direct for rudeness...Hell they ain't seen me when I really try to be rude! Here is a good article I picked up that illustrates just a few...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 17, 2012

    Sadly Geographic Prejudice Runs Rampant Here In The Us

    Story, by someone else, experience just like mine.  As a Transplanted New Yorker living out west, the ignorance never ceases to amaze me!Geographic Prejudice Runs Rampant.Ex-new Yorker Tired Of Being Labeled Abrupt,' 'rude' October 31, 1991|By Terrie Spiegel There are people who...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 16, 2012

    I just love living in New York City!

    Everything you could want is here, and it's quite easy to attain once you become familiar with the city and meet the right people. I am always stimulated here when I walk down the street! There are so many different types of people from all over the world to see and meet! If you...
    nycdazzle nycdazzle
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    Some Important Information About Our Dialect

    If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent Italian Hand Gestures:
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2012

    New York State Of Mind - And How Our Nyc Area Culture Is Different From The Other 49.5 States.

    Lyrics with NY attitude of course. I don't like cities, but I like New York Other places make me feel like a dork Los Angeles is for people who sleep Paris and London, baby you can keep Baby you can keep (repeat 7 times) Other cities always make me mad Other places...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 16, 2012

    Brooklyn .... Best City Within A City!

    Born here, raised on Gerritsen Av. between T and U. If you're from here, you know what that means. Marine Park was my backyard playground, and my Grandparents lived on Whitman Dr. in Mill Basin. Avenue X was where all my cousins lived, and family seemed to come out of the...
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2010


    i currently live in mt vernon, ny
    lisah32 lisah32
    31-35, F
    May 3, 2010

    It's In The Blood!

    Forget race. Forget ethnicity. Forget gender, class, nationality. There is a New York gene. Make no mistake. It's genetically coded. And wherever you go, and however long you live there, you will always be a New Yorker. And if you're not a New Yorker, if you don't have the...
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    Everybody Holding Up?

    We made it through Sandy relatively unscathed, I hope all of you are doing as well. The destruction is unbelievable, I don't know what we're going to do to get back to normal. When do you think that they'll reopen the Subway and the tunnels?
    tjschira tjschira
    1 Response Oct 31, 2012

    I am currently a New Yorker

    and live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan with my husband and children.
    marriedonthebeach marriedonthebeach
    36-40, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    I'm a bisexual teen who loves older men

    and women but also girls my age
    john2900 john2900
    70+, M
    May 22, 2015

    Being A Native New Yorker. We Are Different

    The New York attitude is something that cannot be taught or acquired at a later age in life. You get it when you're young. It's growing up in Queens and constantly hearing the roar of trucks, squeaky brakes, car horns, planes flying just a few thousand feet over your head that...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2012

    im coming to new york soon

    for the summer, dont know anybody so if someone wants to hang one text me!
    eliasstuedahl eliasstuedahl
    18-21, M
    Apr 25, 2015

    When Rude Is Really Not Rude, Culture Shock - Two Very Different Perceptions

    This story is also the same for those of us from NYC area who relocated elsewhere around the USA, as I experienced this moving from NYC to California as well. It’s all about the subtle differences between our world views verses the rest of the countries. I can relate so well to...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2012

    so few using this app.

    is it worth it?
    jt607 jt607
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    More Proud New Yorker

    You just can't take the New York out of a New Yorker. Even though I am in Los Angeles and Arizona for 25+ years, I still relate to all of this. Even though I want to retire on 100's of acres of pasture with livestock and horses, I will never completely lose those things that make...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Oct 1, 2012

    The Tourist Lane (a Lesson About Speed Or Lack There Of.)

    Sometimes laid back just does not cut it...it stifles my style and makes life harder, one of the rudest things to a New Yorker like myself is folks making me wait, whether it's in traffic, walking or on lines. I get enough of that living out west here, I am outnumbered here, so...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Sep 16, 2012
    SavannahCole SavannahCole
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    I Am A New Yorker

    I AM A NEW YORKER I am a New Yorker.... I do not live in the five boroughs or on the Island or Upstate.I may live hundreds or thousands of miles away.. Or I may live just over the GW Bridge... But I am a New Yorker.I am a New Yorker... Whatever took me out of New York:...Business...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    Oct 1, 2012

    You Can Take the Girl From New York But Can't Take the New York From the Girl

    I was born in New York but when I was young I moved out of state... There is not a moment in my life where I wish I could eat fresh baked New york pizza. The pizza where I live sucks!!!! I think that if I stayed in New York I would probably be a different person (which is a good...
    Crazyforyouxxx Crazyforyouxxx
    18-21, F
    5 Responses May 28, 2008

    I'm dedd a New Yorker

    if you hear me Speak you would know lol can't get rid of this accent. But I am not the stereotype you have seen on tv and bullshit Movies!
    JamieleeEchelon JamieleeEchelon
    26-30, F
    Feb 1, 2014

    Life Long New Yorker

    Now that I live "upstate" everyone asks where I'm from and I say NY and too many people say "we're all from NY" and I want to just give them a smack. Do they have a complex about not being from NY City? Do I have to say "New York City" all the time...
    WendyWanderer WendyWanderer
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2007

    New York, New York

    im proud to be part of such a diverse state like new york city one thing though we are not rude we just like to get even, you will fall in love with the bright lights and the people here are amazing.. what am i talking i should know i am a new yorker.. lol
    NoNameVerification NoNameVerification
    5 Responses Jun 19, 2012

    Hard To Believe It's Been Over 20 Years....

    Born and raised in NY - as a child I thought NY was the whole world.... we'd vacation in the Poconos, but I didn't think people REALLY lived there!!!   Even though it's been so long, I still get "accused" on occasion of having a NY accent - although, when I go back to...
    Creamsicle Creamsicle
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2010
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