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Old 06-08-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Don't believe the hype of the stereotype that is promoted by television, movies, and someone's cousin's friend's sister's hairdresser's client's chauffeur's daughter who was walking along Fifth Avenue and someone bumped into her.

Here's a thread that discusses many of the same topics from the NYC forum:

Does living in New York City really harden you?
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: New York
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When people say things like that, the first thing they don't realize is what a big city New York is. Hello, 8 million people. Do you expect everyone to be candy sweet?

But it depends for every person. I've stumbled across a lot of nice people who help and are talkable and also rude people who grill at you. But you can't really do anything about it. That's how it is, especially because New York City is one of the cities that has a diverse population, where everyone comes from different backgrounds and countries, so if you think someone is being 'rude', to them, it might be 'normal'.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Generally speaking: NYer's aren't rude. Commuters to NYC are rude.
How so ? Its not our Fault NYC destoried its key Train Station or hasn't kept up with Regional Rail demand......
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Not rude...but they will tell exactly what they think. NYer's are generally not fake people....and are actually quite polite...when politeness is extended to them first.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:06 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I think NYers get a bad wrap. They aren't rude unless you provoke it. Most are willing to help and are friendly once you warm them up. They won't talk crap and then say "bless his heart" like most southerners do.

The only thing that bothers me about NYC, well Queens, is that the drivers honk their horns like crazy and mostly for no reason! A simple "honk honk" isn't enough for them. They have to carry it on for what seems like 30 seconds!
Really. After hearing so many southerners on here brag about secretly insulting people with their fake "Bless your heart" bit, I think if I went down south and someone told me "Bless your heart" I'd fly-kick him or her.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:10 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Everyone's definition of rude might be a little different. I'm a commuter, and when some imported-from-the-midwest fresh-scrubby-faced fetus steps in my path on the sidewalk AT RUSH HOUR when a 2-minute delay can mean an hour difference in the train I catch just to ask me if I want to donate to Children International or Greenpeace, I think THEY are being extremely rude.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Most days I live on Earth!
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I live in NY and somedays people are nice, other days they are not.

Rudeness is subjective, to each his own
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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If we came up with a universal definition of "rude", and a way to measure "rudeness", and did research across the top 100 cities in the US, we would find that the % of rude people is no higher in New York than in any other city in the country.

The difference is in the delivery. NYers, and people in the entire NY metro area, move fast and talk fast. I walk down the sidewalks at nearly 10 miles per hour, whether I'm in a rush, or not!

This, to many people, especially outside of the Northeast, is often perceived as "rude".

Kind of like how many of us, in the Northeast, find the extremely SLOW speech of people from the south very annoying.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Del Norte NM
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What is also cool is that here you can tell someone "Moderator cut: Language" with out any problems. Those are fighting/shooting words on the South!!
One thing about D%$N Yankees

Most (not all) wouldn't pee on you if you were on fire.

The other posters from NY seem fine....but one bad attitude spoils the perception...
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Post Are New Yorkers really rude?

I keep seeing online that people from New York are rude. But how exactly are you guys rude? Or are yall even rude? I cant see a city full of people and everybody being rude.
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