1. Say you only accept cash.
Us New Yorkers don’t walk around with lots of cash. We don’t need to. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, including in our cabs and at our food trucks. We’re a little stumped and pissed off when a restaurant, or any store for that matter, is cash only.
2. Ask us to take you to visit Times Square.
Time Square is exciting for tourists. For New Yorkers, it’s hell. There are too many people wandering around with no purpose or clear direction. We get it, there are lots of things to look at, from the Naked Cowboy to the huge advertisements in lights. We’ve just seen it all before and don’t want to have to wind through the thousands of people who suddenly stop to look up.