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An otherwise decent state with one big pimple called New York City. NYC is filthy (yes, STILL) and smells like trash. All NYC will do is take your money until you're smart enough to move to Upstate (where, now that electing Democrats is growing up there, will still take your money) or somewhere else in the US. Upstate is beautiful--mountains, the Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, etc. New York is an okay place to visit, but I'd never, ever want to live there for an instant. Everyone who says it's so awesome a.) Can't spell (seriously, have you read these posts? What the hell are those public schools DOING?!) and b.) Can't base their "best-ness" on anything except mild cultural achievements that will be forgotten in 100 years.

And btw, whoever said there was a city in Upstate akin to Houston obviously doesn't know anything about Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation...whereas the next largest city in New York is Buffalo at number 69...below Anchorage, AK.

And on the whole, New York City is the loudest place I've ever been and it produces the loudest people I've ever met.

If you want to go to New York, you'd be much better off spending your time in a decent place like Rochester, or hiking in the State Park.
Me: This New York place isn't so bad as long as you stay Upstate. Snow? What the heck is this stuff? Why is every freeway a tollway? And why are the taxes so high to live here? State Income Tax?! What the crap?! God, I miss Texas.
by the south is so much better November 21, 2009
 
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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
 
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Power that comes form diversity.... Pride that comes from making it to the top....
Nothing like the Big Apple.
by j August 12, 2004
 
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The greatest Fucking city in the world.
New York kicks ass!!!!
by almty1_917@yahoo.com January 14, 2005
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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