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Old 12-04-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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I agree! Had great experiences in NYC. People actually acknowledge others and that is a rare where I am in the Plains. From: ead462

NYC has changed a LOT since 9-11 in that we've become much friendlier. I don't think we were ever unfriendly, but after the attacks, we're much friendlier I've noticed. If you weren't in NYC prior to 9-11, I don't think it's nearly as valid of an opinion since there's been HUGE changes in the city since then.
To be fair, I think NYC gets a bad rap when it comes to rudeness and douchebaggery. From my observations, it isn't people who live in the city itself that portray these stereotypes. It's more of the fault of people who live in the "notable" NYC suburbs like Long Island and Northern Jersey who have these kind of attributes.

It's just that many of these individuals commute to and work in NYC during the daytime, all while the tourists are there touring the place at the same time. The mixture can bring a negative impression to the tourist, especially if he or she isn't in a "group tour." I'm sure there are plenty of tourists who eventually run into nicer natives to compensate.

That's just my assumptions.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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To be fair, I think NYC gets a bad rap when it comes to rudeness and douchebaggery. From my observations, it isn't people who live in the city itself that portray these stereotypes. It's more of the fault of people who live in the "notable" NYC suburbs like Long Island and Northern Jersey who have these kind of attributes.

It's just that many of these individuals commute to and work in NYC during the daytime, all while the tourists are there touring the place at the same time. The mixture can bring a negative impression to the tourist, especially if he or she isn't in a "group tour." I'm sure there are plenty of tourists who eventually run into nicer natives to compensate.

That's just my assumptions.


The people in the metro area are all the same. I'd say that 75% of the people in the suburbs are from the city. They aren't going to change personalities once they move to the burbs, lol. I've lived on LI and the city, and we're all the same in terms of friendliness.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Woodbury
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cities in Southern state esp. in Austin, Texas...very friendly and helpful people there. never face any difficulties. as for NYC, well, it depends I guess in which area, but for me I find NYC amazing, esp yeah after 9/11.

least friendly, hmm, I should agree with Portland and Philly though
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I would pick Nashville as a friendly city.


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Old 12-23-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Katy-ish, Texas
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For a good representation of the classic "Southern" friendly traditional ways, check out the Sandra Bullock movie "The Blind Side." The characterizations might be a little over the top, but the theme is true. The North loves to typecast folks from the south as backward and racist. This, as a whole, is not the case.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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New York city is the most friendly city. You can sit at a cafe, park, library, and be surprised how many friends you can make. It's wonderful, people are outgoing and cultured. Sure you encounter the few weirdos, but for the most part I've met wonderful people and have had life changing experiences from the people I've met when I lived there.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Houston and Austin, TX (many of the residents move back and forth between the two cities as well.)
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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I found San Antonio to have friendly people there... Met some cool down the earth people while I was there..
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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San Antonio and New Orleans are the winners
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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Pittsburgh people, IMO, have always been the friendliest. Sometimes, its how I figure out they're from Pitt. I live in So. Florida and having lived in 4 u.s. States and 7 of florida's state's large cities, miami, jacksonville, tallahassee, ft. lauderdale, gainsville, orlando and west palm beach... Three of them BY LANDSLIDE hold three rudest, meanest, worst people I have met. And they are all in south florida. NYC always has the friendliest people every time I'm there. Love NYC!
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