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Old 11-17-2011, 06:27 PM
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For those who think that southern kindness is fake, it's obvious that you've never spent much time in the south.

I think the "New Yorkers are too busy to be nice to everybody" line is just an excuse. You know, people in other cities have jobs and obligations too but they find time for random acts of kindness because they like being unnecessarily nice to people.

I agree with the poster who said that calling out after someone who dropped their wallet should not qualify as "nice," but the bare minimum.

Personally, I don't think New Yorkers are nicer or ruder than other peoples, they just don't want to deal with strangers as much. This is totally understandable given the density of the city.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:03 PM
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Not. It's a consistent myth. Every sretch of time that I have spent in NYC has been awesome. People in NYC are just concerned with what they got to get done, but if you need their help, they will either try or tell you that they are just too busy at the moment.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:31 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Generally speaking, New Yorkers (and really people from the Northeast) tend to be blunt, direct, and sort of impatient which can be easily mistaken for being rude by outsiders, especially if they are from areas where the local culture is relaxed and carefree.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:28 AM
Location: New York
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The answer is no. Not all of us are. The only reason as to why people would think we are rude is because we're just annoyed by the amount of transplants who have these negative views about us. I think there's all kinds of people in each city, there's always going to be rude and there's always going to be nice people.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:37 AM
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And sometimes, as it has been pointed out on other threads, the perception of rudeness can come from outsiders who are themselves being very rude and seemingly unaware of it, such as in standing in clumps blocking sidewalks during rush hour or not being ready to order when it's their turn at a deli. Acting this way can seem rude, or at the very least, a lack of common sense, to people in New York, who might react in a way that seems rude to a person who comes from an area where they have all the time in the world.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:26 AM
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I think them Jew Yorkers being really rude played a big part in God's decision to have them planes crash into buildings there.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:46 AM
Location: London, NYC, DC
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1) ^ What?

2) I'm convinced the majority of tourists who think that New Yorkers are rude are actually dealing with other rude tourists. New Yorkers don't really go to the same places as tourists; if you ever go more off the beaten path where it's mainly locals, you'll see that streets are cleaner, people are more relaxed, and in general we're nicer. I'm positive that it's the same tourists who perpetually litter and clog SoHo who claim that we New Yorkers are rude and filthy people. Sorry to have offended any non-natives here, just a thought.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:37 AM
Location: Bronx, NY
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Natives aren't rude but they aren't friendly either.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Location: small Southern town balabusta
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I think New Yorkers are very friendly, but friendly in their own way. They are generous, kind people who will look out for you - but it's a different style of friendliness.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:03 PM
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It depends- NYers can be the nicest people you'll ever meet or your worst enemy. But I must amit, the rudest jerks I've met have been affected tourists and transplants trying to act all BAMF.
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