A New Yorker never waits on line for a cupcake.
Walking slow on  the sidewalk is always a clue that someone is from out of town.  Looking  up at buildings while walking is another one; New Yorker’s know what’s  up there, we don’t have to look.
Real New Yorkers  do not turn around when someone starts a loud, lunatic rant on the  subway; we ignore them.  We also do not turn around when someone starts a  fight on the street; we quickly and anonymously walk away, because you  never know who’s carrying what weapon on them.
Real New Yorkers  have more than one lock on their doors.  Also, you can always tell a  native college dormer apart from an out-of-towner, because the New  Yorker will always lock their door, while the non-native will simply  walk into the hall without thinking about it.
People who actually wait for the light to turn red: Not New Yorkers.
Children under 15 riding the subway alone: New Yorkers.
People who plan what end of the train they need to be in: New Yorkers

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A New Yorker never waits on line for a cupcake.

Walking slow on the sidewalk is always a clue that someone is from out of town.  Looking up at buildings while walking is another one; New Yorker’s know what’s up there, we don’t have to look.

Real New Yorkers do not turn around when someone starts a loud, lunatic rant on the subway; we ignore them.  We also do not turn around when someone starts a fight on the street; we quickly and anonymously walk away, because you never know who’s carrying what weapon on them.

Real New Yorkers have more than one lock on their doors.  Also, you can always tell a native college dormer apart from an out-of-towner, because the New Yorker will always lock their door, while the non-native will simply walk into the hall without thinking about it.

People who actually wait for the light to turn red: Not New Yorkers.

Children under 15 riding the subway alone: New Yorkers.

People who plan what end of the train they need to be in: New Yorkers

read more ==> Tips on How to Pass for a Native, Written by the Natives

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[Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, 52nd Street, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948] (LOC)
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A New York-Centric Timeline of the 1940s and ’50s (wnyc)

[Portrait of Dizzy Gillespie, 52nd Street, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948] (LOC)

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A New York-Centric Timeline of the 1940s and ’50s (wnyc)