50 Signs You Know You’re Not From New York

50 Signs You Know You’re Not From New York
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One of the integral features of being a true New Yorker is being able to constantly adapt to your situation at a moment’s notice. So whether you are just visiting the city for a day or planning on living here for a while, just fake it until you make it.

These are the 50 signs you know you’re not from New York.

50 Signs You Know You're Not From New York

Eddie Cuffin | Elite. 

  • 50. You wait for the crosswalk.

  • 49. The first place you go is Times Square.

  • 48. You watch the TV in the cab.

  • 47. You actually pay attention to crazy people.

  • 46. You take pictures with the Naked Cowboy.

  • 45. You are scared to take the subway.

  • 44. You buy candy from kids "trying to raise money for their basketball team."

  • 43. You are shocked about how expensive everything is.

  • 42. You wait in line to get in the club.

  • 41. You think bikes belong only on sidewalks and bike paths.

  • 40. You complain that the winters are too cold and the summers are too hot.

  • 39. You can't catch a cab... and you're white.

  • 38. You feed pigeons.

  • 37. You'll wait for the next subway cart because you think the current one is too crowded.

  • 36. You are intimidated by the high school kids.

  • 35. You actually give change to homeless people.

  • 34. You are nice.

  • 33. You don't get wasted at brunch.

  • 32. You are scared to go to Brooklyn or Queens.

  • 31. You wear jeans like these.

  • 30. You attend parades.

  • 29. You party at Tenjune.

  • 28. You drink at McFadden's.

  • 27. You are constantly worrying about missing the last train on the LIRR.

  • 26. You are actually entertained by street performers.

  • 25. You became a Knicks fan after they got Melo.

  • 24. You have taken photos with law enforcement.

  • 23. You wait 10 hours in Times Square to see the ball drop on New Years.

  • 22. You eat at chain restaurants like Olive Garden and Red Lobster.

  • 21. It takes you 10 minutes to buy a MetroCard.

  • 20. You think FIT is a real college.

  • 19. You complain that you can't sleep from the street noise.

  • 18. You shit your pants when you see this.

  • 17. You are shocked at how rude everyone is.

  • 16. You get star struck when you see a celebrity.

  • 15. You are scared to eat from food trucks.

  • 14. You think New York women are too skinny.

  • 13. You don't know what West Gardens is.

  • 12. You ride the red double-decker bus.

  • 11. You get hot dogs from the hot dog vendors.

  • 10. You go four dudes deep to the club.

  • 9. You wear flats when you go out.

  • 8. You think a Brooklyn warehouse party sounds fun.

  • 7. You "model" here.

  • 6. You don't know where this is.

  • 5. You buy mixtapes on the street.

  • 4. You walk slow as shit.

  • 3. You don't know what a loosie or a dutch is.

  • 2. You think Cash Cab is real.

  • 1. You have no swag.

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