New Yorkers think they’re better than everybody. Fact or Fiction?

I know you’ve heard it before and if you aren’t from New York you’ve probably said it or thought about saying it to one of us fly motherfuckers. (oh that’s that shit ya’ll don’t like lmaoo) As most of you know I’m originally from New York, born and raised so apart of this statement I can actually agree with. Look,

NEW YORKERS ARE THOROUGH, STRAIGHT FORWARD AND GRITTY. OUR CONFIDENCE IS BUILT OFF OUR STRUGGLE PERIOD.

Gritty- Courageously persistent, having strong qualities of tough uncompromising realism.

Synonyms- courageous, brave, plucky, mettlesome, stouthearted, valiant, bold, spirited, intrepid, tough, determined, resolute, purposeful, tenacious; 

 Staten Island, NY

Staten Island, NY

Living in New York ain’t easy. We all fighting for the same jobs and really all fighting for a quality life period. Everything is exceptionally expensive in New York so even if you not making a lot of money YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SURVIVE.

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 Pennsylvania ave, Brooklyn NY

Pennsylvania ave, Brooklyn NY

TRUST ME, THE STRUGGLE IS VERY REAL.

Even though I find the statement that New Yorker’s are better than everybody to be partly true lol, I don’t agree thoroughly. For me and others, apart of why we act the way we do (in which people from the 5 boroughs might not understand is)

THAT’S JUST THE WAY WE ARE.

The way we talk, our demeanor and the way we dress may give off the vibes that we think we are better than others but it’s really by default, the city built us this way. New Yorkers don’t say shit like that to each other because we understand. We actually find it attractive.

I find that people here in VA don’t know how to dress or drive and when they see a New Yorker they look with envy. (not all, of course) It’s not just VA either, when I lived in PA they didn’t like me as well. I could just tell by the looks and the vibes they gave me. The first day I was in PA I had went to Walmart around 8pm or so just to grab a couple things and I was pretty dressed up... AT THE TIME I THOUGHT I WAS DRESSED/ LOOKING REGULAR….

BIH, I WAS FLASHY AS FUCK!

I had burgundy long curls, diamond hoop earrings, this big coat that had fur around the hood, a lot of jewelry on, long red nails, eye lashes and I was on the phone pocketbook in hand shopping looking boujie as fuck in the snack isle.

I got so many stares and her a couple of females whispering etc, the vibe was off. Those stares and whispers etc came from chicks in slides with socks, pajamas and bonnets on. Sounds comfy but they looked dusty LOL and I felt like they was some haters.

Speaking of flashy… we do be over doing it lmao

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I can honestly say that now that I’ve lived out of New York for about 3 years now. Shit is different in other states, you just wear whatever you comfortable in. People back home in New York like to look good and like to impress others too. There was a time where I was so into looking good I was not to be seen without my eyelashes.

Even when we dressed “ bummy” it’s always a “flly bummy”

OUT OF STATE FEMALES LOVE MEN FROM NEW YORK.

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“DO YOU THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN OTHERS WHO ARE NOT FROM NY?”

NEW YORK MEN SAID-

“I feel like I have advantage over other n*ggas. We street smart, we adapt and our demeanor is attractive. I don’t feel like I’m better than nobody, New York will humble the fuck out of you”

“We the fashion district, we just ahead of everybody”

“We are better. We from the greatest city in the world”

I’ve seen how OT females look at or run down on New York men. It’s just something about a New York man that’s sexy. Again, it goes back to our demeanor, accent, confidence and our fashion. They know where we from when they see us.

New Yorkers think it’s a stamp of approval that we are from New York, like it means we verified since were from one of the greatest cities in the world

FACTS ABOUT NEW YORKERS-

  • WE DON’T CLAIM YOU AS A NEW YORKER IF YOU NOT FROM THE 5 BOROUGHS (BRONX, BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN, STATEN ISLAND, QUEENS)

  • NEW YORKERS ARE ON A THIN LINE OF BEING COCKY BY DEFAULT BUT IT’S MORE LESS CONFIDENCE

  • BACON EGG AND CHEESE + ARIZONA’S ARE A STAPLE IN NEW YORK CULTURE FOR BREAKFAST

  • BODEGA’S ARE ON EVERY CORNER AND ARE EQUIVALENT TO A WALMART

  • WE WALK EVERYWHERE

  • THE TRAIN / SUBWAY IS NOT A PREFERENCE, WE JUST POOR AND NEED TO GET TO OUR NEXT DESTINATION QUICKLY

  • CABBIES DRIVE LIKE THE FEDS

  • OUR ROADS ARE SHITTY AS FUCK. POTHOLES GALORE.( WE NOT DRUNK WE JUST DODGING THEM BITCHES)

  • NEW YORKERS THINK THEY INVENTED EVERYTHING. LINGO, SLANG, MUSIC, FASHION ETC AND WE THINK WE DO IT BETTER TOO

  • WE GO HARD ABOUT MUSICAL ARTIST BECAUSE WE WANNA BE THE BEST AT EVERYTHING AND WANT TO FEEL GOOD REPING OUR CITY

  • OUR ACCENTS ARE OBSESSED OVER, ATTITUDES ARE LOOKED DOWN ON

  • WE ARE KNOWN FOR NOT GIVING A FUCK

  • WE GET ON THE BUS WITH NO MONEY AND NO INTENTIONS OF PAYING THE FARE THEN LOOK AT THE BUS DRIVER CONFUSED

  • WE DRIVE FAST BECAUSE, WE DRIVE FAST

  • BEFORE WE TELL A STORY WE SAY- “ AIGHT SO BOOM

  • ALL NEW YORK MEN WEAR TIMBERLANDS. EVEN IN THE SUMMER

OUR SLANG IS SHIT LIKE-

  • SLAPPED, BUSS, HIT= SOMETHING WAS GOOD

  • BRICK= IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, YOU SHOULD WEAR A JACKET

  • SLIDE- PULL UP

  • JIGGY= A PERSON CAN DRESS, IS FLY

  • JAWN= A GIRL OR GUY THAT IS YOUR BOO/BAE

  • LINK ME= COME SEE ME

We are the “greatest” city in the world because of our culture, our diversity, our food, our landmarks, our fashion and our amazing skyline views.

An estimated 62.8 million people visited New York City in 2017

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