There are all different types of people in New York, and there’s a lot you can tell about a New Yorker just based on their neighborhood. Here are some conclusions we can draw about you, given where you live:
East Village: You’re rich and you spend all your money on nightlife.
West Village: You have a very good sense of direction.
Chelsea: Statistically, you’re probably gay.
Washington Heights: Could you possibly be any more dull?
Harlem: You’re a Renaissance man/woman, or you’re a TFA Corps member.
LES: You’re a starving artist but you’re too proud to move to Brooklyn.
Flatbush: You’re a starving artist who resigned to your fate of moving to Brooklyn.
Long Island City: You’re an artist who’s doing slightly better than starving.
UWS: You have a New Yorker subscription and read things like War and Peace for fun.
UES: You have a boring, well-paying finance job in Midtown.
FiDi: You prefer your days to be crazy and your nights to be mellow.
DUMBO: Any time a new trend emerges, you’re there.
Williamsburg: You think you’re a hipster, but you’re really just like the mainstream Manhattanites.
East Williamsburg: You’re pretty gullible. Does anyone actually believe “East Williamsburg” is a thing?
Bed-Stuy: You’re a student at a college in Brooklyn, or you signed the lease for your apartment without looking at it first.
Bushwick: You started from the bottom, now you’re here.
Park Slope: You have that “I’m cooler because I live on the west side of the park” attitude.
Bay Ridge: You’re the first one to say “Fuck all of New York City’s bullshit.”
Astoria: You’re the type that stays in on the weekends.
Riverdale: Does anyone actually live here?
Eastchester/Parkchester/Baychester: You enjoy long subway rides and going to the zoo.
Staten Island: You’ve either lived in the same place your entire life, or you decided to retire young.
Crown Heights: You’re just in it for the Labor Day parade and the good Caribbean food.
Tribeca: You’re either a celebrity or a total socialite.
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