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16 things New Yorkers do that definitely piss off their friends

By Tolly Wright
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New Yorkers have a reputation for being easily angered—by our count there are at least 31 ways to piss off a New Yorker—but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to be more considerate of our friends. Think about it, would you rather have the friendship of Lena Dunham's character on Girls or her IRL 146-texts-on-a-"low-contact"-day relationship with best friend and showrunner Jenni Konner? Don't let these bad habits tear your friendships apart. Check yourself before you wreck yourself if you...

Brag about how well you knew your neighborhood “before it changed.”

Say you're almost at the bar when you're still at home getting dressed.

Make your party wait for a dinner reservation that won’t seat them until everyone is there.

Show up to an event with some food truck grub, without asking if anyone else wanted anything.

Only suggest places to meet up that are within three blocks of your apartment.

Take forever to put money on your MetroCard when the train is RIGHT there.

Root for whichever team is playing your friend's favorite team, not because you actually like them but because you want to support underdogs or are just rooting for a good game.

Instruct your friends over and over about the best way to get somewhere, as if they can't just look it up on Google Maps.

Complain about your rent-stabilized increase of 2 percent.

Explain that, even though you're the only person you know with an in-unit washer/dryer, you still prefer drop-off service.

Have kids, get married, or settle down before your friends think you're ready.

Go to a gallery opening without inviting your artsy friend to come along.

Go to a cat café without inviting your cat-lady friend to come along.

Go to a crazy sex party/dance party/fashion show and forget to invite your wild friend to come along.

Threaten to move to L.A.

Actually move to L.A. (Or London, Chicago, D.C., Westchester—anywhere but here, really.)

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