Quiz: Which neurotic New Yorker are you?
Our scientific equation determines just how on-the-edge you are
Fri May 23 2014
New York is not for the faint of heart. It’s noisy, competitive, aggressive— (Omigod shut up already, you’re making us nervous!) Whether we love New York because we’re anxious or whether the city made us this way, most of us living here are a bit…high-strung. Take our handy-dandy quiz to find out where you fall on the scale of “just a little bonkers” to “kind of scary/please don’t hurt us.”
Alex Forrest from Fatal Attraction
You’re not to be trifled with. Ever. If things don’t go your way—which is, you know, what everyone experiences in New York all the time—the people around you better watch out. Up your med dose, crazy.
George Costanza from Seinfeld
To you, everything is an inconvenience—and you take it as a personal insult. Overreacting is in your blood.
Hannah Horvath from Girls
You’re a bit on edge and tend to overanalyze every minute detail that ever happened you. Lighten up.
Alvy Singer from Annie Hall
You’re whiny (hey, in this city, we all deserve to gripe) but you’re also oddly charming in your own crazy way.
Sally Albright from When Harry Met Sally…
You have your quirks and you own them, but you’re more “quirky-cute” than “quirky-crazy.”
Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother
Neurotic? Me, bro? How about awesome in every way.
Anxiety in NYC
This city is driving us all fucking crazy—but would we have it any other way?
Go from tense to tranquil—without leaving the city—at these calming refuges
- Feast of San Gennaro
- Brooklyn Flea
- Kayak on the Hudson
- "NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial"
- Funland: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground
- Central Park Skate Circle
- Space Shuttle Enterprise
- Queer New York International Arts Festival
- Madison Square Garden All-Access Tour
- 9/11 Memorial Guided Walking Tour
Here are the ten New York experiences you simply can’t miss.
Don’t fret, penny-pincher—each of these fun cheap date ideas will cost you $30 or less.
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