1. The only state worth living in.

2. The Greatest city in the world, and one of the few real cities in the United States. Unlike other cities, where life is dead and everyone lives in the suburbs, New York continues to grow as a city. It's rivals (and haters) live in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New Jersey, and think that these cities, particularly LA, are dream cities, when most of them are declining while New York is growing. The city is proud of its diversity as it houses all people from around the world.

The city consists of five boroughs (NOT boros): Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island (which identifies itself more with NJ than NY). Each borough has its own unique character and way of life. Manhattan is the bustling city center, and home to jazz music. It is inhabited by the very wealthy people, and it's rent (SoHo and TriBeCa) is the highest in the nation. Brooklyn is where steriotypical New Yorkers (the "fuhgaddaboudits") live, as well as most of the rap and hip-hop industry (the good stuff at least). Queens is home to many parks and industry, and is full of tourist attractions. The Bronx is where most of the inner city is, but the people from there take pride in that they live in the Bronx. Those areas which are not inner-city are often controlled by a mob, or are middle-class. It also includes beautiful Pelham Bay Park. Staten Island is basically home to suburbanites.

New York is home to many of the world's best food. It's famous for its brand of pizza, as well as knishes. Brooklyn is famous for Egg Creams and Italian desserts. We also have a lot of "coffee shops" which are like diners or hamburger stands.

We are home to some of the best TV shows, including Seinfeld, Sex and the City, Law and Order, NYPD Blue, Saturday Night Live, and others. We are also the home to many excellent sports teams, including the hated-across-the-rest-of-the-US-especially-Boston Yankees, the neglected, underrated Jets, the Great and Holy New York Knicks, the Rangers (which are hated in NJ more than anywhere else combined), the forgotten Mets, and supposedly the overrated Giants (which are really NJ's team, real New Yorkers are Jet fans).

We are also home to such proud publications as the New York Times and the New Yorker.

On September 11, 2001, our city was brutally attacked by deamons, but we all came together to help each other out because we love each other and our city, and we have continued to stay strong while the rest of the country looks down on us for being too liberal, the fact is we know how to do things better.

We truly are the City that will Never Sleep.
I wanna be a part of it New York, New York!
by Crazyswordsman January 27, 2005
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In reference to the city, let's just say that you know you're from there if any of the following apply to you:
You say "the city" and expect everyone to know that this means Manhattan.

You have never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.

You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park at 3:30 on the Friday before a long weekend, but can�t find Wisconsin on a map.

Hookers and the homeless are invisible.

The subway makes sense.

You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.

You've considered stabbing someone just for saying "The Big Apple".

The most frequently used part of your car is the horn.

You call an 8' x 10' plot of patchy grass a yard.

You consider Westchester "upstate".

You think Central Park is "nature."

You see nothing odd about the speed of an auctioneer's speaking.

You're paying $1,200 for a studio the size of a walk-in closet and you think it's a "steal."

You've been to New Jersey twice and got hopelessly lost both times.

You pay more each month to park your car than most people in the U.S. pay in rent.

You haven't seen more than twelve stars in the night sky since you went away to camp as a kid.

You go to dinner at 9 and head out to the clubs when most Americans are heading to bed.

Your closet is filled with black clothes.

You haven't heard the sound of true absolute silence since the 80s, and when you did, it terrified you.

You pay $5 without blinking for a beer that cost the bar 28 cents.

You take fashion seriously.

Being truly alone makes you nervous.

You have 27 different menus next to your telephone.

Going to Brooklyn is considered a "road trip."

America west of the Hudson is still theoretical to you.

You've gotten jaywalking down to an art form.

You take a taxi to get to your health club to exercise.

Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.

$50 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.

You have a minimum of five "worst cab ride ever" stories.

You don't notice sirens anymore.

You live in a building with a larger population than most American towns.

Your doorman is Russian, your grocer is Korean your deli man is Israeli, your building super is Italian, your laundry guy is Chinese, your favorite bartender is Irish, your favorite diner owner is Greek, the watchseller on your corner is Senegalese, your last cabbie was Pakistani, your newsstand guy is Indian and your favorite falafel guy is Egyptian.

You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.

You secretly envy cabbies for their driving skills.

You think $7.00 to cross a bridge is a fair price.

Your door has more than three locks.

Your favorite movie has DeNiro in it.

You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.

You run when you see a flashing "Do Not Walk" sign at the intersection.

You're 35 years old and don't have a driver's license.

You ride in a subway car with no air conditioning just because there are seats available.

You're willing to take in strange people as roommates simply to help pay the rent.

There is no North and South. It's uptown or downtown.

When you're away from home, you miss "real" pizza and "real" bagels.

You know the differences between all the different Ray's Pizzas.

You're not in the least bit interested in going to Times Square on New Year's Eve.

Your internal clock is permanently set to know when Alternate Side of the Street parking regulations are in effect.

You know what a bodega is.

You know how to fold the New York Times in half, vertically, so that you can read it on the subway or bus without knocking off other passenger's hats.

Someone bumps into you, and you check for your wallet...

You cringe at hearing people pronounce Houston St. like the city in Texas.

Film crews on your block annoy you, not excite you.
by well, la dee dah January 09, 2006
Power that comes form diversity.... Pride that comes from making it to the top....
Nothing like the Big Apple.
by j August 12, 2004
The greatest Fucking city in the world.
New York kicks ass!!!!
by almty1_917@yahoo.com January 14, 2005
Where my heart will always be no matter where I go.

New York = Home
I'm in a New York State of Mind - Billy Joel.
by Jenny July 06, 2004
1. The 11th state to join the union.
2. Also refers to NYC, or as most ignorant people think- Manhattan. (Oh, yeah, there's also The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island)
Yes, I do live in NYC, and no, I have never heard a gunshot or gotten dumped on by a piegon.
by Alice O'Blah April 26, 2004
The Empire State where the greatest city and the capital of the world dwells. NYC or the five boroughs of south NY. The 1st capital of the country from 1785-1790. Home of Broadway theatre, home of the best pizza(NY style) in the world, home of the best franks(Nathans and Papiaya)in the world, also the place where the term 'Hot Dog' was coined, birth place of the potato chip(Saratoga ,NY),the media capital of the world, business capital of the world, largest department store in the world(Macy's 34th st.),Birth place of Hip Hop culture, one of the fashion capital of the world, home of the largest and greatest subway system in the world along with the 1st in the country. And home of the greatest and most successful team in sports(NY Yankees).
There's no place like New York!!!
by Bronxborn... May 25, 2004
best bagels, best pizza, best italian food period, best places to shop, its awesome.. u can go out east on LI or manhattan or upstate NY. new york is a great place to live.

oh yeah and upstate is part of new york u idiot. if u wanna talk about the city say NYC. i'm sure upstate NY people write NY on their mail. you can't argue that or you're just dumb.
ummm i guess u have to visit new york

or umm go to the library and get a book on it.
by deenie July 04, 2004
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