1. You have a special relationship with ‘the city.’
New York City was a place you visited on weekends with friends or where you went for a night out, but you always swore you’d never live there. Then, when you do move to the city, you run into six people from high school during your daily commute.
2. You’re familiar with the phrase, ‘near NYC.’
Traveling abroad, your response to the question “where are you from?” either gets you a rendition of “Born in the U.S.A.” or receives blank looks and apologetic shrugs. You get used to using our famous landmark of a neighbor to describe our state with the follow-up phrase, ‘…near NYC’.