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50 ways you know you’re a real New Yorker

Expert with a MetroCard? Can pronounce “Houston”? Tick off which of these milestones you’ve completed to see if you’re a true New Yorker.

By Time Out staff, edited by Nick Leftley
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New York is the greatest city in the world, and for those who live here, their status as a New Yorker is worn as a badge of honor. But what makes someone a real New Yorker? Is it knowing all the things New Yorkers do better than everyone else? Is it being comfortable with the fact that there are some things that only make sense to New Yorkers? Is it being covered in New York tattoos? In truth, it’s a little bit of everything. Tick off the things you’ve done on the checklist below and find out just how much of a real New Yorker you are.

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