The New York guide to life

Funny lists, quizzes and other stuff all real New Yorkers will relate to

The New York guide to life
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While New York City is comprised of so many different, eccentric neighborhoods, there's one thing that all New Yorkers share: an Empire State of Mind. With so many quality restaurants, bars, theaters and events around, New Yorkers never fall short of reasons to brag about how NYC is the greatest city in the world. On the other hand, there's also a growing list of things that New Yorkers absolutely love complaining about, like the difficulties associated with New York apartment hunting. Luckily, whatever the situation may be, you're probably not alone! Check out our collection of only-in-New-York experiences in the funny lists and quizzes below, and see how you compare to the stereotypical New Yorker!

Our pick of the best

You know you grew up in New York when...

You know you grew up in New York when...

18 ways to be an a-hole in New York City

18 ways to be an a-hole in New York City

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25 reasons NYC is so much better for dating than L.A.
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25 reasons NYC is so much better for dating than L.A.

The 20 best punny business names in NYC
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The 20 best punny business names in NYC

10 things we learned about New York from the movies

10 things we learned about New York from the movies

The 31 guiltiest pleasures of living in New York

The 31 guiltiest pleasures of living in New York

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16 things NYC will make a mess of—no matter how hard you try

16 things NYC will make a mess of—no matter how hard you try

25 reasons New York does winter better than Chicago

25 reasons New York does winter better than Chicago

How New Yorkers are dealing with the cold

How New Yorkers are dealing with the cold

Five ways to annoy a New Yorker
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Five ways to annoy a New Yorker

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How New York are you?

Quiz: What kind of bruncher are you?
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Quiz: What kind of bruncher are you?

Our team of highly trained brunchologists delves deep into your eggy soul

Quiz: Which New York neighborhood should you actually live in?
Things to do

Quiz: Which New York neighborhood should you actually live in?

Living in NYC can be a battle, but are you even living in the right place?

Quiz: What kind of New York lover are you?
Sex and dating

Quiz: What kind of New York lover are you?

Player or pussycat? Take our saucy quiz and discover your sex style

Quiz: Which neurotic New Yorker are you?
Things to do

Quiz: Which neurotic New Yorker are you?

Our scientific equation determines just how on-the-edge you are

Quiz: How friendly of a New Yorker are you?
Things to do

Quiz: How friendly of a New Yorker are you?

Think you’re a nice New Yorker, huh? Well eff you! Kidding. Find out how much of a sweetheart you actually are

Quiz for New Yorkers: Are you ready to say goodbye to NYC?
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Quiz for New Yorkers: Are you ready to say goodbye to NYC?

Are you a lifer or a goner? Take our quiz to find out if New York is really your one true love (or just a fling)

New York City in photos

Check out these stunning images of NYC from National Geographic's newest photo contest
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Check out these stunning images of NYC from National Geographic's newest photo contest

12 gorgeous photos of this year's Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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12 gorgeous photos of this year's Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

17 photos that prove NYC is basically a garden in bloom
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17 photos that prove NYC is basically a garden in bloom

Step back in time with these fascinating historical images of NYC
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Step back in time with these fascinating historical images of NYC

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10 fascinating vintage photos of black life in New York
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10 fascinating vintage photos of black life in New York

12 photos of winter in New York that will fill you with dread
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12 photos of winter in New York that will fill you with dread

10 fascinating vintage photos of New York in the snow
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10 fascinating vintage photos of New York in the snow

See eerily beautiful photos of NYC's abandoned places
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See eerily beautiful photos of NYC's abandoned places

Check out these amazing photos of midcentury New York
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Check out these amazing photos of midcentury New York

17 jaw-dropping nighttime photos of NYC taken from a chopper
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17 jaw-dropping nighttime photos of NYC taken from a chopper

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