skinny for Americans. I had heard so much about super-sized Americans but the first place I went to was New York. Everyone does way too much walking there.... Barely enough time to grab a burger it seems.
I think New Yorker are amazingly nieve about their history on immigration, by the way they brag about being the gateway to the world. Most of anything I've ever heard were horror stories from the immigrants that came through New York. If anything New Orleans or San Francisco should have better recognition for their immigration history.
Thank you for your interest. New Yorkers are the Best (and worst sometime) of what America is. However, being compacted, rushed, missunderstood, feared, and targeted...We just dont have the time to show the world how all the pressure we face everyday actually make us the smartest, most compassionate, patient, loving and forgiving people in this Country. But...I'm not one of them.
In reply to Cagsil. It's a shame some people live their entire life without an original thought. Be unpredictable for a change Dude! Yawn.....
I'm from the UK too and have never met a New Yorker, so cannot comment. Loved New Orleans to bits, less keen on Baltimore and Washington DC although I ate a marvellous baba ganoush in the latter place.
I'm afraid I meet many of them here in Cologne who speak in a very loud voice, and constantly remind that they are from NEW YORK. I suppose I'm supposed to say WOW! But I just tell them I'm from little old LONDON, which they don't seem to find any where near as impressive as being from NEW YORK.
I grew up in London in a Polish family, studied in Bristol. My daughters were born in Zagreb and Bristol, respectively. After that, we moved to Sheffield and then Nottingham. My girls always complained that they were teased at school for the "posh" accents they had inherited from me. In fact, my accent is fairly neutral. Anyway, they now live in Brighton and London and no longer complain
Writeangled, I think you might appreciate this true story.. My son was trying to catch a train from Doncaster to London. The woman at the desk said what seemed to be "all trains to London cancelled". My son was devastated. " What shall I do dad"."Should I catch a coach" . No matter how many times she repeated " all trains are cancelled" my son still didn't get it.
Yes , she was saying "hull trains are cancelled". Yes, there were plenty of other trains to London.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I forgot about the pride of being a New Yorker in my reply to Seanorjohn. Every other place on this planet would be a nice place to visit. I was born and hope to die here in Brooklyn, NY!
I found New Yorkers (at least down town) to be clever, considerate, friendly and some of the nicest people I have met. I will leave out the huge guy who came towards us on the footpath abusing every passer by! Nobody was arguing with him, he was the size of any other two men! Must have had a very bad day! I really do love New York.
I think NYC is just like any other place in that you will find scum of the earth as well as good people there. Y'all can go write hubs now because I just settled this for you. (They are no better and no worse.)
Wow! It's such an insult for you to be mistaken as someone from NYC. How about refusing to be insulted by our tax dollars that keep your town alive! How about you profit from the prisons and inmates that only come from the town you are so proud of.
REFUSE THE INSULT OF PROFITTING FROM A CITY THAT HAPPENS TO BE A PART OF YOUR STATE, BROTHER! YOU ARE FROM THE EMPIRE STATE, BECAUSE, NEW YORK CITY IS A PART OF IT!
How do we succeed from this backwater State anyway? Let's make New Jersey rich!
it just irks me that people will lump you in with someone else just because they recognize ONE part of where you're from.
Buffalo and NYC are two VERY VERY different cities, and it makes me mad that people don't know ANYTHING about the second largest city in the state of NY
and friendlyword, I think the word you were looking for is "SECEDE" since it seemed like you were insinuating that NYC should become a part of Jersey so you don't have to be "burdened" by us Western New Yorkers...also, don't act like you're the only ones that pay taxes, being in the great state of NY ours are just as high as yours