The Real.Est List
#6: Fifteen ways to tell a real New Yorker from a poser
(Originally posted on 3/30/11)
At 462 comments so far, "You know you're a real New Yorker (and not a poser) when..." is one of the longest, head-nodding threads we've ever seen on UrbanBaby.com. If you haven't looked in a mirror lately, now's your chance:
You know you're a real New Yorker when....
- You don't think living on the 48th floor with floor to ceiling windows in a brand new condo with a gym, playroom, screening room and party room is the utmost in life.
- People can say, with a straight face, that they're a "preschool consultant," or that they do "nanny surveillance" or "closet organization".
- When "the park" means Central Park and "the city" means New York City, wherever in the world you happen to be.
- You drink "regular" coffee, consider "don't walk" signs a polite suggestion, and smirk when the tourists look for "Fashion Avenue" and "Avenue of the Americas".
- You were here for 9/11, the black out, and the transit strike. And didn't miss work.
- You talk so fast that the guy at the drive-in Burger King window in Florida can't understand you.
- You know the difference between Zabar's lox and Fairway lox.
- You say "order in" not "order out"
- Your 10 year-old makes a face when her suburban cousins tell her they are having dinner at Olive Garden.
- You jaywalk right in front of a cop.
- You say you're a "Met fan" not a "Mets fan"
- You can see a coffin with a body in it and a giant inflatable rat on the same block and not lose track of the text message you were writing while walking
- You go in the side entrance at the Met.
- You always wear shoes you can walk in (regardless of heel height)
- It never crosses your mind to pick someone up at the airport.