New York is a city that will always have room for newcomers and will welcome them with open arms. However, there are definitely some key tips and tricks that every New Yorker should know to make them feel more at home in the bustling city. For example, when talking directions, most New Yorkers will refer to north, south, east, and west rather than left or right. Other tips involve the surefire way to ensure you’ll be able to squeeze off even the most crowded of subway cars at your stop, understanding the local lingo, and what it actually means to live in a co-op residence building.
- Use the right terminology if you are living in New York. For example, paper notes are called bills.
- Know the difference between a co-op and a condo if you are looking for a place to live. Co-op stands for cooperative.
- Use your voice when necessary. If you are stuck on a crowded subway and need to get off, use your voice to tell people to get out of your way.
“New York City is a city of immigrants. Most people who live here have come from somewhere. When you first come to the city there are certain quintessential New York quirks that you have to get acquainted with if you have to embrace your life as a New Yorker.”