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20 Reasons You Should Be Proud To Be A New Yorker

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

20 Reasons You Should Be Proud To Be A New Yorker

If there’s one thing New Yorkers aren’t short on, it’s attitude. Maybe that has something to do with living in the greatest city on earth. Here are all the reasons you should be proud to call this fantastic place your home:

 

1. We throw the best parties

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2. This is the place to be to celebrate the holidays

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[Nicholas LabyrinthX]
3. And pretty much every good thing that’s ever happened

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[Stephen Melkisethian]
4. Like marriage equality

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[US News]
5. And a World Cup victory

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[NY Daily News]
6. New York is also extremely diverse

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[Kwintessential]
7. About one third of New Yorkers are foreign born

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[wikipedia.org]
8. We build it bigger

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[Chris Goldberg]
9. …and bigger

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10. …and bigger

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11. We’re also great at maximizing space

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12. Tons of celebs live here

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13. And tons of great movies have been made here

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[Mirror]
14. We have awesome sports teams

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[NY Daily News]
15. We’re filled with history

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[John Wisniewski]
16. We have world-class music

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[New York Philharmonic]
17. And world-class art

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[Phil Roeder]
18. As well as more unconventional art

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[Wally Gobetz]
19. We look out for each other

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[Random Acts of Kindness Foundation]
20. And we shine the brightest

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Cover photo credit: David Phan