What makes you a true New Yorker?
We asked notable city dwellers to share their recommendations and advice.
Wed Mar 28 2012
Scott Stringer, Manhattan borough president (mbpo.org)
“For me, there wasn’t a specific moment when I realized a New Yorker, because I was born this way; I’m a native. True New Yorkers have a certain moxie that can be recognized from a mile away. You know you’re a real New Yorker when you prefer the sound of honking horns to crickets in the nighttime hours.”
“I love New York’s old diners. My go-to is Utopia (267 Amsterdam Ave between 72nd and 73rd Sts; 212-873-6233). I love walking the lower loop of Central Park with my wife, Elyse. The Temple of Dendur in the Met’s Egyptian wing (1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org) is stunning and a must-see.”