Fake It 'Til You Make It: NYC Etiquette For Non-New Yorkers

by Paul Hudson

Any veteran New Yorker will tell you the same thing: people that aren't from New York don't know how to function in New York. There are rules - believe it, or not. There are unwritten rules, but nevertheless, they do exist.

New York City is a difficult place to live because everyone always seems to be in a hurry, and no one has any patience for anything whatsoever.

New Yorkers want what they want, when they want it. We don't want to hear excuses. We don't want to see illogical decisions being made. We don't like that blind stare tourists have in their eyes when they stand in front of the opening subway doors on the platform, frozen in place, not understanding how people can both enter and exit the same doorway.

This goes especially for the Chinese; I don't know why…but if you've ever lived in Chinatown, you know exactly what I am talking about. New Yorkers have sh*t to do people! If you want to fit in and not get run over - literally - then you must learn some New York City etiquette. Thankfully, you're an Elite Daily lover. Check it out:

Top Photo Courtesy: Favim, GIFS via Imgur