What makes you a true New Yorker?
We asked notable city dwellers to share their recommendations and advice.
Wed Mar 28 2012
Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed (buzzfeed.com)
“I grew up here, and aside from a few years reporting from foreign lands—Indianapolis, Latvia—after college, I haven’t really left. But I’ve always felt that being from here made me a bit of an anomaly, less of a New Yorker than the people from elsewhere who really drive the city. I didn’t really feel like I was fully part of the city until I started raising my kids in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, which is a small town where everyone knows your name.”