15 NYC Quotes That Really Capture the City’s Essence

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Lots of ink has been spilled trying to put the chaotic energy of NYC into words. But to tell you the truth, New York is so beautifully complex that no words could ever perfectly capture it. These NYC quotes below are the…

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Things New Yorkers Don’t Leave the House Without

Don't feel like reading? Press play and I'll read this post to you! Rarely does a New Yorker empty-handedly leave their house for the day. As varied as the city is, there are certain things you're almost always going to encounter on a daily basis. Be ready to handle the most common NYC situations by…

NYC Stereotypes that are Actually True

Let's start by clearing some things up: not everything you've heard about New York City is true. No, New Yorkers aren't all mean people, who live in a closet-sized apartments with five roommates. And no, New York isn't a complete concrete jungle (We actually have way more green spaces than you'd think). Now, with that…

If You Think Today’s New Yorkers are Obsessed with Speed Walking, Let’s Walk Back in Time

Today's New Yorkers have a reputation for being speed walkers, but nineteenth-century New Yorkers—and Americans in general—took it to the next level by making speed walking an extreme sport. People would gather en masse to watch a couple of folk try to outwalk each other. Competitive walkers would go round and round a dirt path…

All Your Questions About New Yorkers Answered

I'm starting to get the impression that people think New Yorkers are a strange breed. Why? Because it appears that people ask Google a lot of questions about us. Type in "why do New Yorkers" into the Google search box and a never-ending list appears. It seems that people want to know why New Yorkers…

How NOT to Use the NYC Subway: Top Subway Pet Peeves

Let me preface this post with the things I love about the NYC subway: it's the great equalizer, where you'll find people from all walks of life. This is the place where you'll see New Yorkers at their best, because if you ever get lost, there's always a kind stranger willing to point you in…