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Old 08-01-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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I just think it's difficult to justify stereotyping an entire population of people as anything. "New Yorkers are rude." You hear it all the time. People rarely back it up. "So and so went to New York City and this happened therefore New Yorkers are so rude." Or, "My friend told me people in New York are nastier than anywhere else in the country." Or even, "I went to New York and this happened, so all New Yorkers are rude." It's tiresome, for any city, state, or stereotype. Insert any claim and place and it still works.

There are all types of people everywhere. Some of the best people I know are originally from New York. People from my area are kind and compassionate, willing to help others out. We are definitely more rushed and our lifestyles are different from other areas of the country, and we are more blunt, straightforward and brutally honest, which may make us seem rude, but it's just a cultural difference that we cannot help and it doesn't actually make us worse people. I'm just kind of sick of the stereotype that New Yorkers or Northeasterners are rude - it's just not true as a whole. It CAN'T be true. Someone is exaggerating or deducing based on one experience or two, and applying it to all. My family and friends in this area are all incredible people. If they weren't, I wouldn't hang out with them. I just dislike assigning "personality traits" to an entire area - whether it's a city, state, or region. People should know better. I know it sounds like an innocent statement, to say "New Yorkers are ruder than whoever," but can anyone ever back it up objectively without citing "that one time one New Yorker did this" or "Because that's just what everyone says for some reason"?...
Many visitors to NYC are expecting people to be rude and unfriendly. Visitors to Chicago are expecting people to be friendly and polite. Both confirm their expectations.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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NYC is more diverse, fast-paced & intense. Much more of a complete concrete jungle.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Many visitors to NYC are expecting people to be rude and unfriendly. Visitors to Chicago are expecting people to be friendly and polite. Both confirm their expectations.
The New Yorkers I've encountered up there were quite friendly to me.
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