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New Yorkers share their biggest red flags

Be on the lookout for these warning signs!

Written by
Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner
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What makes a "real" New Yorker is constantly up for debate. Does a so-called native New Yorker, born and bred in the five boroughs count? What about someone who has lived here for five, ten or twenty years? Does living in seventeen very bad apartments over the course of a decade make you a New Yorker or does crying on the subway once a season submit your status? New York, in all its diversity and depth of opinion, may never fully decide on who is and is not a New Yorker, but these twitter red flags certainly help weed out the imposters. 

Watch for these red flags πŸš©  for New Yorkers who just might not be who they say they are. If you encounter any New Yorker who fits the below, maybe don't date them? Thinking New York City died...

Going to bed early

Not wanting to solve the housing crisis

Thinking Astoria isn't "the city"

Not picking a baseball team

Never leaving Manhattan

Disrespecting essential workers

Not knowing about this summer essential

Lying about what side of The Hudson you reside on

Thinking New Jersey pizza is superior

Not believing New York City is the greatest place in the world

Moving to Bushwick

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