We get it. New Yorkers live by our own set of rules that can be hard for outsiders to understand. What’s completely normal here in the city can seem strange to the uninitiated. Here are 21 questions Twitter users have for New Yorkers.
You get what you pay for, buddy!
Why do New Yorkers pay $15 for salad
— daniel (@dslubes) September 6, 2016
Because there’s no topping, duh!
Why do New Yorkers say “plain” or “regular” when referring to cheese pizza?
— Holly Stephens (@hollsdabomb) September 20, 2017
Why would you want wet shoes in your apartment?
Why do New Yorkers think its socially acceptable to leave their shoes and umbrellas in the hall outside their apartment?
— 🌎Wally Nowinski 🌏 (@Nowooski) November 6, 2017
Because of reasons!
Why do New Yorkers say they’re “on line” while waiting for something? You’re obviously *in* line, ya beautiful weirdos.
— Mitch Wallace (@mitchywallace) September 26, 2017
“Just Bagels”?? I suppose it’s “just oxygen” too right???
why are New Yorkers so freaking weird about bagels?! They’re just bagels
— madi (@madicast11) July 4, 2017
Is it our fault we have attractive dogs?
Why do New Yorkers look exactly like their dogs
— 247even (@JoeSavona) December 2, 2014
Think of “getting off the subway” as a competition. We need rules.
Why do New Yorkers need a sign in the subway to tell them not to block the doors? pic.twitter.com/ZPt5zw0X0a
— David Boles (@DavidBoles) February 20, 2015
Because fashion-photography is a blood sport here.
Why do New Yorkers love taking fashion photos in live traffic?
— Giacinta Johnson Ⓥ (@fehleeshah_) September 29, 2017
Kale is good for you. Just eat it.
why do new yorkers love kale so much there’s kale in every salad
— winnie (@anomalisas) May 1, 2017
Time is money, man.
Why do New Yorkers order their breakfast sandwich at Mach 5 speed? Do you want the guy to make it wrong?
— Teli S (@stopitfive_) April 6, 2017
awww, so much naivety. “the train is coming regardless.” How little you know.
Why do New Yorkers look to see if the train is coming? It’s coming regardless. You looking doesn’t make it come faster.
— ™ (@goonyjazz) March 2, 2017
The same reason vegans need to tell you about it. It’s a pride thing.
Why do New Yorkers always have to tell you they are from New York?
— Holly Golightly (@hollymariego) December 5, 2016
They aren’t “shopping bags”, they’re “Urban Luggage”.
Why do New Yorkers use shopping bags to take their lunch?
— Hermione (@estephhany) October 28, 2016
Because fear is for people with more time on their hands.
Why do New Yorkers step so confidently into traffic
— Bou (@Bou_YH) October 14, 2016
Because a drizzle can turn into a downpour in one second flat.
Why do New Yorkers use umbrellas when it is barely raining?
— Anya Parker-Lentz (@AnyaParkerLentz) September 19, 2016
Because then the train gets crowded and we don’t want to have to fight in the hunger games to get onto the platform.
WHY DO NEW YORKERS FEEL THE NEED TO STAND IN THE DOORWAY OF THE SUBWAY CAR WHEN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIN IS COMPLETELY EMPTY?!
— Gorthon The Thief (@laurendeloris) August 4, 2016
Because the are delicious! WTF!
Why do New Yorkers love bagels so much? 😂😂😂😂
— La Chapa Jr (@Dee_Kyei) August 1, 2016
why do New Yorkers like all this goddamn cream cheese on their bagels? pic.twitter.com/u0HYjAGV7c
— brian with an O (@whoisbrionrock) July 11, 2016
Because it can take as long to get downtown as to get to the west coast!(may be exagerating slightly)
Why do New Yorkers act like different sections of the same damn city are in other countries?
— Maggie. (@MaggieMimsy) March 5, 2016
Fizzy water is life.
why do New Yorkers love seltzer and non flavored yogurt SO FUCKING MUCH i honestly lose sleep over this
— Annie (@talk_2_annie) July 31, 2015
We live in the coolest city on the planet… we want to look at it!
Why do New Yorkers love eating outside at sidewalk cafes? What are we animals? #NYC
— Joe ‘Monk’ Pardavila (@joepardavila) April 18, 2015
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