"To an outlander a stay in New York can be and often is a series of small embarrassments and discomforts and disappointments:

not understanding the waiter,

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not being able to distinguish between a sucker joint

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and a friendly saloon,

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riding the wrong subway,

being slapped down by a bus driver for asking an innocent question,

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enduring sleepless nights

when the street noises fill the bedroom.”

~ E.B. White, Here Is New York