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The 19 phrases most feared by New Yorkers

By Tolly Wright

There are several things you can say to make New Yorkers swoon: “No fee apartments,” and “the L train is running,” certainly make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Unfortunately though, there are some other phrases that will quickly leave us crying on the street. Beware reader, just thinking about these words might ruin your day.

1. “Due to an earlier incident, the ____ train is now ____.”

2. “Sorry, there's actually a two-drink minimum”

3. “Temperatures reaching above 90 degrees”

4. “This train is running local for the next 13 stops.”

5. “Excuse me, but can you spare a moment to talk about the environment?”

6. “Last call!”

7. “Meet me at 6pm in Midtown.”

8. “Conveniently located in Hoboken.”

9. “Do you want anything from Subway?”

10. “Your flight is leaving from Laguardia Airport.”

11. “No beer at this bodega.”

12. “Cronut-level lines.”

13. “Sorry we missed you! We ReDeliver for you”

14. “Demand is off the charts! Rates have increased to get more Ubers on the Road.” 

15. “We’re out of cold brew”

16. “Transfer at Times Square”

17. “I don't go to Brooklyn.”

18. “It's a 5th-floor walk up.”

19. "Showtime, ladies and gentlemen!"


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