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Izzynius December 22nd, 2016 1:33pm

In your opinion, are people from New York City any more rude than people in any other American city?

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cheermom New Jersey
12/22/16 4:35 pm

I've experienced rudeness in many cities. It's the people who have no regard for others that cause the problem. I love NYC. Going there tomorrow in fact.

Nuclear Boaty McBoatface
12/22/16 4:24 pm

I've experienced both extremes there. Once I told a man in a car I didn't know the way to Chinatown and he threw a plastic coke bottle at me. This was right after I had my pocket picked.

However, I've experienced some of the most generous acts in NYC including being taken to a VIP area during NYE in Times Square and free services (for being in the military).

googer11 Minnesota
12/22/16 12:37 pm

They're just busy. It's hectic to live there.

12/22/16 11:44 am

Not rude so much as aloof and busy. They don't mean to be rude, it just comes off that way, from my experience.

12/22/16 11:45 am

That being said, since moving to CA I can see why people might see them as rude or high-strung (tbh they are a little high-strung) because the vibe in CA is sooo relaxed. Nothing seems to upset them.

sea California
12/22/16 11:19 am

Yes, it's like lord of the flies over there so it's probably a survival mechanism.

wmorriso Indiana, US ofA
12/22/16 11:18 am

I was born and raised in NYC and surrounding suburbia (NJ). When I retired i moved to Midwest (IN). 'Nuff said?

Jazzy5 USA
12/22/16 11:08 am

I no longer travel to NYC. They are not polite!

getupbaby South City
12/22/16 9:34 am

Yes and there's a reason behind it. NYC is so packed full of people that being short with people is the utilitarian thing to do. Nobody chit chats, if everybody in New York did that, nobody would make it to work on time.

monkees19 New Jersey
12/22/16 9:26 am

I can't say for sure since I haven't been everywhere, but at least in the limited areas I have traveled to, they most certainly are. They might only come 2nd to people here!

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/22/16 8:17 am

No. New Yorkers tend to stay to themselves and not get into everyone else's business.

wmorriso Indiana, US ofA
12/22/16 11:19 am

Unless the other party is a GOP voter!

12/22/16 7:26 am

New Yorkers are mistaken for rude because of their general focus and intensity as well as moving forward