While the country was shocked by the bombing in the city over the weekend, not all New Yorkers were in a rush to panic. Of course we’re not trying diminish the effect of this horrible act, rather praise those citizens of this fair city that managed to stay calm in the face of adversity. Twitter seemed to paint a picture of NYC standing up and asking the rest of the country to calm down:
Seriously, I have friends playing trivia a block away from the scene at #Chelsea, reporting in. If they can be calm, you can, too. #nyc
— Jennifer Morrow (@jenniferemorrow) September 18, 2016
If you’re ever in doubt that New Yorkers are made of tougher stuff that the rest of the country, we heard that thieves found the one of the bags with explosives inside…
In NY the dudes opened the bag, broke the bomb, threw it away, and then stole the bag. Dont mess with us. We’re nuts https://t.co/UIO7xdS9wg
— The Alternative (@GetAlternative) September 19, 2016
If we’re ranking our top 10 fears, ISIS doesn’t even crack the top 10
New York fears ranked
1. Pushed into subway tracks
2. Seamless outage
3. Have to go to Times Square
4. Fav dive bar gentrified
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) September 19, 2016
We did however find some common ground
It’s heartwarming that in the wake of the Chelsea explosion New Yorkers have come together to agree that Chelsea isn’t trendy.
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) September 18, 2016
…and we wouldn’t be newyorkers if we didn’t correct people about NYC navigation.
inspiring: the first thing new yorkers did after the explosion in chelsea was call loved ones to say “actually, 23rd and 6th isnt chelsea”
— Max Read (@max_read) September 18, 2016
Dear Media, 23rd St. And 6th Ave. is Flatiron not Chelsea.
— Trey Ditto (@treyditto) September 19, 2016
Is this calm in the face of adversity normal in NYC, some would have us believe it is:
New York could be hit by a comet and Kansas would be like “AMERICA IS BLEEDING” while Bushwick would be like “I guess I walk to work now.”
— (((Bastard Keith))) (@BastardKeith) September 18, 2016
New Yorkers: An explosion just happened a block away. Oh well. Gotta meet my friends at the bar
Rest of the US: OMG ISIS IS TAKING NEW YORK
— Lyle Clip Art (@Kyle_Lippert) September 18, 2016
but we all no that there are SOME things that will make us flip:
I have seen more New Yorkers freaking out about a lady walking slow on the sidewalk than these explosions. Everyone chill
— Caroline Schaper (@carolimeschaper) September 19, 2016
Even when the media exlodes into a panic, we are the paragons of chill:
People calling into NY1 who were on the block when the explosion happened? Full NYC calm. “I heard the explosion, then went to the deli.”
— Jim McCarthy (@JimMcCarthy528) September 18, 2016
“I heard the explosion, then went to the deli” is my new life motto.
— MARY (@marywin_nyc) September 18, 2016
No matter what, let’s never doubt that we are tough cookies.
A woman told me she and her friends were 3 blocks away when they “heard a huge commotion.”
Now they’re trying to find a new bar to go to.
— Sara Yasin (@missyasin) September 18, 2016
Featured image source [vencoreweather & twitter]