Poll: do new yorkers generally grow up tougher than most people?
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Those that grow up in warm climates are generally softer in my opinion ;)
8 7%
Yes, new yorkers grow up tougher than the average person in the western world :cool:
6 5%
Bollocks, lets see how tough a new yorker would be if they were dropped in a 3rd world country :D
29 24%
Oh please, new yorkers aren't even the toughest americans there is :rant:
34 29%
I'm scared of most new yorkers, they're so mean! :cry:
0 0%
Regardless of if its tough or not new york is a f*cking rad place to be :)
8 7%
Yeah right, maybe in america, but that tough new york act wouldn't fly in parts of europe :mad1:
25 21%
^Hey buddy, you're f*cking with a dirty new yorker..if I saw you, you'd get slapped up :mad
9 8%
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#1
It funny, I was talking to this dude from california the other day and he told me he can't wait to get the **** outta new york and go back home. most californians can't handle new york for some reason, yet new yorkers can adapt anywhere. there's a saying 'if you can make it in new york, you can make it anywhere' and I think that's mostly true. but there are many different reasons why new yorkers grow up tougher than than anyone else in America (and most of the western world)

an excerpt from the article of why new yorkers grow up tough:

When I was in first grade, we were all issued dog tags that would help identify our bodies in the event of a Russian nuclear attack. We would have regular air raid drills and practice diving under our desks while being warned to stay away from the windows to avoid the flying glass. At night, searchlights scanning for enemy aircraft lighted the skies over Manhattan and every day at noon, there would be a blaring siren signaling that this was just a test. I always thought it was silly because if an enemy chose to attack at noon, no one would run for cover thinking it was just a routine test. Once or twice a year there would be a citywide air raid and everybody would have to get off the streets into shelters and subways. The next day's newspaper would show a deserted street on its cover as if to wonder where the eight million people disappeared to. Anyway, my generation of New Yorkers has always been prepared for something horrible to happen to us- and it has.

In the back of our minds we have always known that we would be the prime target because everything is situated here and we are considered by many to be the hub of the Western world. There would be no post nuclear movies made about our survival because we did not expect to. I say all this in explanation for what I have always known. New Yorkers are tough and the above is only part of the reason why.

We are also an international city composed of refugees from all parts of the world where atrocities are a way of daily life. They have sought shelter here but they also bring their baggage of horrific memories, which we in the city absorb into our own psyches. We grow up living next door to survivors of either the holocaust or the ton ton macoute. We work with those who've lived under Communist oppression and sometimes they even marry into our families. Even if some of us have never been personally involved with these survivors we've been affected by their resilience and we wonder every day if we will ever be able to match their courage. I have always admired the stalwart performance of the Londoners during the Blitz and I've always felt that we have been so fortunate to have escaped devastation of this magnitude. On September 11, 2001, our luck ran out.


http://www.rightgrrl.com/2001/091101f.shtml
#2
tl;dr
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#3
New Yorkers live a more fast paced life than the average Californian. Us West Coasters take it easy and chill, yarramsayin. We don't need to zip through everything like it's a goddamned free-for-all race.
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#4
I can see why people would think they would, but having never been to NY, I can't say it's a tougher place than anywhere else I've been.
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dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
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everything that you've come to expect


#9
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EDIT: This works well with the above video.
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yeah we're badass
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#17
I don't know but New York is a crazy place. When you walk down one of the major streets, there's everything going at once in every direciton. I briefly visited there, was amazed by Broadway, and this black man who walked past me told me to stay off drugs
#18
New Yorkers are pussies.
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#21
My mom had air raid drills and she lived in a tiny town.
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#22
You have to be a bit pushy around here, and NYers tend to be a bit more blunt than other Americans, but I wouldn't interpret that as being either tough or rude. It's just the culture.

That being said, I voted that NYC is a rad place to be. Try not to overanalyze all that other crap.
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fuck you old man

certain areas of New York just aren't places you want to be, but others are decent and tolerable.

living in Brooklyn, you grow to be a bit of a hardass. i didn't really realize this until i went to school on Long Island for 2 years and realized how laid back people over there are. coming back to Brooklyn after those 2 years, i noticed a huge difference in people's attitudes and in their interactions with one another...a difference i never realized before.

i wouldn't say ALL people who live in New York are tougher, but people who live in certain areas of New York certainly are.
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Why did I find that so funny?

New Yorkers are bitches.
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#29
Psssh. New York is no more tough/soft than any other major city in the Western world. Everyone knows the real hard-nuts come from the big industrial cities that have now turned to shit, at least in England.

You know you ain't ****ing with no man from Hull. And I'd imagine the US equivalent to be Detroit or similar.
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My mom had air raid drills and she lived in a tiny town.

as did most of the united states during the cold war

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Psssh. New York is no more tough/soft than any other major city in the Western world. Everyone knows the real hard-nuts come from the big industrial cities that have now turned to shit, at least in England.

You know you ain't ****ing with no man from Hull. And I'd imagine the US equivalent to be Detroit or similar.


St. Louis is a lot tougher coming up in than New York, but still better than a lot of places in the world.
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#34
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#35
Ah, the arrogancy of Americans -.-

Us Finns are the shit

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#36
I don't think a new yorker could hold up against a eastern european.

Every time ive been to eastern european countries ive noticed a disproportionate number of total psychos/nutters all over the place.
#37
My experience with people from New Jersey and New York has been a lot of bark, but no bite.

Seriously, I'm not stereotyping... I just know like 10 people who all act the same.
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My experience with people from New Jersey and New York has been a lot of bark, but no bite.

Seriously, I'm not stereotyping... I just know like 10 people who all act the same.


there are certain areas of New Jersey, Camden for example, that i wouldn't mess with.

just like i said, certain areas are bad, other areas are good. it's pretty stupid to judge an entire state as a whole.
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My experience with people from New Jersey and New York has been a lot of bark, but no bite.

Seriously, I'm not stereotyping... I just know like 10 people who all act the same.

I would agree with this for the most part. But again, you just can't generalize about 8+ million people.
#40
You don't wanna mess with people from here.
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