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25 Things NYers Will Always Defend To The Death That No One Else Understands

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25 Things NYers Will Always Defend To The Death That No One Else Understands

Non-NYers just won’t get it…

New Yorkers are known for their headstrong personalities so we weren’t surprised by the outpour of things NYers were willing to back indefinitely when we asked “what’s one thing New Yorkers always defend to the death that no one else understands?”

Here are some of the best answers:

1. “Sidewalk etiquette”

2. “Only NYers get to bad mouth New York. No one else better say anything bad about it.”

3. “That even if you leave New York, you’re always a New Yorker!”

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4. “Manhattan is called the city, nothing else”

5. “Mind your business”

6. “Don’t stop walking in the middle of the sidewalk. Get out of the way.”

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7. “No need to drive.”

8. “We’re not rude. We just don’t have time for bullsh*t”

9. “That 30 mins is not a far walk in nyc”

10. “That NY is the best city in the world”

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11. “New York has “the best” tap water”

12. “We don’t pick people up from the airport!!”

13. “When I say I’m from NY, I mean the five boroughs. Albany and Buffalo are downtown Canada”

14. “That no matter what’s happening, there is NO place like NY”

15. “That our pizza is better than anyone else’s.”

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16. “The crosswalk lights are just a suggestion, not the rule.”

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17. “Staten Is.. wait no one defends that”

18. “Never, ever get on the empty subway car.”

19. “Baconeggncheese is one word.”

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20. “Only place to live”

21. “Walking with purpose .. no meandering!!”

22. “DELI’S”

23. “Dirty Water hotdogs”

24. “We are not rude and not mean. We just mind our business. always.”

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25. “Our bagels are the best!”

See also: 50 Best Answers To ‘What You Wish You Knew Before Moving To NYC’

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