Thursday, November 14, 2013

New Yorkers Are So Much Kinder Than Most of the US Gives Them Credit For

I had the great joy of living in New York for five years. And it was interesting, when I told people in the Midwest that I was being assigned there, some reacted as though they thought I was being punished.  There were lots of comments about how dangerous New York was (myths about the subway are so prevalent), and crowded and loud and how New Yorkers are just plain rude.

When I moved to LA in 2010, I heard a lot of the same things. Not quite so often -- there's a lot of New Yorkers in LA -- but still, enough to shock me.

I will say, in my later years in New York the crowds were a challenge. You have to be a fighter to push through some days, and that could be tough.

But still, the common characterization of NYC folk is so off. To my mind, here's a glimpse of the real New Yorker:

PS What kind of a business magazine does a survey about "the most arrogant state"?


Zheng junxai5 said...

2015-07-14 zhengjx
prada outlet store
michael kors outlet online
oakley outlet store
kate spade
michael kors uk outlet
coach outlet store online
toms shoes sale
ray ban sunglasses
true religion
chanel bags
pandora jewelry outlet
sac louis vuitton
michael kors purse
toms outlet store
longchamp outlet online
coach outlet online
true religion jeans outlet
oakley sunglasses outlet
pandora bracelets
michael kors
nike pas cher
football jerseys
ray ban sunglasses uk
ralph lauren sale
pandora charms
soccer shoes for sale
polo ralph lauren uk
louis vuitton sito ufficiale
ralph lauren femme
coach outlet
cheap ray bans
ray ban glasses
true religion jeans
mont blanc
beats by dre
longchamp pliage
burberry handbags
air max uk
burberry outlet

mao qiuyun said...

dansko outlet,
cyber monday 2015,
canada goose coats,
tiffany outlet,
tiffany jewellery,
cheap jordans,
wedding dresses,
soccer jerseys,
ray ban,
hermes belt,
chanel handbags,
oakley sunglasses,
hermes bags,
cheap nfl jerseys,
nobis outlet,
adidas wings,
coach outlet canada,
louis vuitton outlet,
ugg boots,
canada goose jackets,
tory burch outlet,
designer handbags,
nike huarache,
timberland boots,
louis vuitton handbags,
nike outlet store,
ed hardy clothing,
ralph lauren,
ugg boots,