Street survey: I’m a New Yorker because ­­­_______. (VIDEO)

Watch a video of “Shit New Yorkers Say” stars Eliot and Ilana Glazer interviewing NYC residents on the street.

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Asterix
Asterix

People who live in places west of the Hudson River needs only 32MB of brain space as nothing much really is happening there. Here in Manhattan, New Yorkers needs to have at least 2 TerraBytes inside their heads as the never-ending flow of events, parades, rallies, concerts, street fairs, nightlifes, fashionistas, shopaholics, cineistas,yogis, make life in this city extraordinarily intense, stressful, ridiculously layedback, colorful, artistic and undeniably easy to re-invent- which is essential in understanding John Lennon when he said that 'New York is another country'. New Yorkers don't need a 'bucket list' as life in this city is so engrossing, too fulfilling -the 'ahh' and 'ugh' sides of urban life is always taken with either a grain of salt or with a happy thought that things will be better next time. Most New Yorkers live life the way it should be lived: Simple and Happy - that includes even those suffering from a serious case of 'Empty Wallet Disorder'. Cheers to NYC!

Benjamin
Benjamin

I am not a New York-er, however, I am at this site, thinking about the big move. Biggest Reason(?) The people seem to be so alive. You hear a lot of fear stories about NYC, and how will I ever pay for parking? But when I visit web sites from NYC, I see people who are Alive.... Asheville, nc artist.. Kaleblevi

  Tony
Tony

How about some of us over 50 ( I'm 67 ) . Now do you mean a Manhattanite? or a New Yorker from one of the five boro's yea boro's ?. I had been living upstate in a real rural area ,and had to for different reasons take a trip downstate.One of the reasons was to satisfy something inside me ,for my New Yorker soul food came into the plan as well as just walking the street .My wife and I opted for Chinatown Wo-Op (Hong Fat of course is closed ) ,then pastry not Ferrara's we walked got hungry again either go to Vincents ? (Il Puglias is too upscale now ) .We wound up in Katz's there's where I heard it ...the New York accent ,laugh,attitude..There were transit workers,African ,Chinese,Jewish PuertoRican New Yorker's one black woman said that whenever she visits home from L.A. she comes here and before she goes back. My New York is to also listen to Ray Barreto ,Sinatra, (King Pleasure ) and a few others in the summer with out the air on . I'm going to Manhattan again soon and get on the train (subway) go to the museum of Natural History and think of the chestnut venders and Moondog and mention it to my son one more friggin time.