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    > ONLY REAL (!!) NEW YAWKERS WILL APPRECIATE THIS
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    > YOU TAKE THE TRAIN HOME AND YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHERE ON THE
    > PLATFORM THE DOORS WILL OPEN THAT WILL LEAVE YOU RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE
    > EXIT STAIRWAY.
    >
    > YOU KNOW WHAT A "REGULAR" COFFEE IS.
    >
    > IT'S NOT MANHATTAN; IT'S THE "CITY".
    >
    > YOU GET UPSET THAT A CABBIE IS OBEYING ALL THE RULES OF THE
    > ROAD.
    >
    > YOU'RE WILLING TO TAKE IN STRANGE PEOPLE AS ROOMMATES SIMPLY TO
    > HELP PAY THE RENT.
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    > THERE IS NO NORTH AND SOUTH. IT'S "UPTOWN" OR "DOWNTOWN."
    >
    > IF YOU'RE REALLY FROM NEW YORK YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONCEPT OF
    > WHERE NORTH AND SOUTH ARE.... AND EAST OR WEST IS "CROSSTOWN."
    >
    > YOU CROSS THE STREET ANYWHERE BUT ON THE CORNERS AND YOU YELL AT
    > CARS FOR NOT RESPECTING THE FACT.
    >
    > YOU MOVE 8,000 MILES AWAY, SPEND 10 YEARS LEARNING THE LOCAL
    > LANGUAGE AND PEOPLE STILL KNOW YOU'RE FROM BROOKLYN THE MINUTE YOU OPEN
    > YOUR MOUTH.
    >
    > YOU RETURN AFTER 10 YEARS AND THE FIRST FOODS YOU WANT ARE A
    > "REAL" PIZZA AND "REAL" BAGEL.
    >
    > A 500 SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT IS LARGE.
    >
    > YOUR CO-WORKER COMMUTES 45 MINUTES BY TRAIN TO A 3,000 SQUARE
    > FOOT HOUSE IN THE SUBURBS THAT WAS THE SAME PRICE AS THAT SAME 500
    > SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT OF YOURS THAT TAKES ONLY 35 MINUTES TO GET TO AND
    > YOU THINK HE'S A SUCKER.
    >
    > YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALL THE DIFFERENT RAY'S PIZZAS.
    >
    > YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE MISTAKEN IMPRESSION THAT ANY HUMAN BEING
    > WOULD BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND A P.A. ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE SUBWAY.
    >
    > YOU KNOW WHO MR. G. IS.
    >
    > YOU HAVE AT LEAST 50 MENUS IN YOUR APARTMENT, TWO THIRDS OF
    > WHICH YOU HAVE NEITHER ORDERED FROM NOR EVEN HEARD OF.
    >
    > YOU WOULDN'T BOTHER ORDERING PIZZA IN ANY OTHER CITY.
    >
    > YOU KNOW THAT OFF-THE-SHELF INSECTICIDES ARE JUST LAUGHING GAS
    > TO THE SUPERIOR ROACHES COHABITATING WITH YOU IN THE 500 SQUARE FOOT
    > APARTMENT.
    >
    > YOU GET READY TO ORDER DINNER EVERY NIGHT AND MUST CHOOSE FROM
    > THE MAJOR FOOD GROUPS which are: CHINESE, ITALIAN, MEXICAN OR INDIAN.
    >
    > YOU'RE NOT IN THE LEAST BIT INTERESTED IN GOING TO TIMES SQUARE
    > ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.
    >
    > YOUR INTERNAL CLOCK IS PERMANENTLY SET TO KNOW WHEN ALTERNATE
    > SIDE OF THE STREET PARKING REGULATIONS ARE IN EFFECT.
    >
    > YOU KNOW WHAT A BODEGA IS.
    >
    > YOU KNOW HOW TO FOLD THE NEW YORK TIMES IN HALF,VERTICALLY, SO
    > THAT YOU CAN READ IT ON THE SUBWAY OR BUS WITHOUT KNOCKING OFF OTHER
    > PASSENGER'S HATS.
    >
    > SOMEONE BUMPS INTO YOU, AND YOU CHECK FOR YOUR WALLET.
    >
    > YOU DON'T EVEN NOTICE THE NICE LADY WALKING DOWN THE ROAD HAVING
    > A PERFECTLY NORMAL CONVERSATION WITH HERSELF.
    >
    > YOU PAY "ONLY" $230 A MONTH TO PARK YOUR CAR.
    >
    > YOU CRINGE AT HEARING PEOPLE PRONOUNCE HOUSTON ST. LIKE THE CITY
    > IN TEXAS.
    >
    > THE PRESIDENTIAL VISIT IS A MAJOR TRAFFIC JAM, NOT AN HONOR.
    >
    > FILM CREWS ON YOUR BLOCK ANNOY YOU, NOT EXCITE YOU. (THEY TAKE
    > UP ALL THE PARKING SPACES!)
    >
    > YOU CAN NAP ON THE SUBWAY AND NEVER MISS YOUR STOP.
    >
    > THE DELI GUY GIVES YOU A STRAW WITH ANY BEVERAGE YOU BUY, EVEN
    > IF IT IS BEER.
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    Most of those apply to North Jersey people, too.

    You forgot one, though.

    Although there are a myriad of bridges and tunnels in the City, you know what they are talking about when they say THE Bridge or THE tunnel.

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    Wink Real NY's

    Maybe we should blow up all the bridges and build a wall in So. Westchester so all of the fakes up here in the "upstate" dont have to support the city

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainS
    Maybe we should blow up all the bridges and build a wall in So. Westchester so all of the fakes up here in the "upstate" dont have to support the city

    LOL.....the truth is...ALL the REAL New Yorkers have mooooved upstate to get away from all the friggin tourists.....

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    you forgot


    > You get drunk and vacation at the Jersey Shore
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFDNJFF
    you forgot


    > You get drunk and vacation at the Jersey Shore

    ahhh...the Osprey in Manisquan, NJ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieB
    LOL.....the truth is...ALL the REAL New Yorkers have mooooved upstate to get away from all the friggin tourists.....
    Not only upstate but to my neck o' da' woods in MA...No wonder why I can't afford to buy/build a house here....$80K for 1 acre of land in a rural area.... (goes off mumbling how 2nd homeowners have brought up the real estate market too high for locals to buy....)
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    I have lost my mind..has anyone seen it? it's not worth much..but it's mine

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    80k for an acre?!!?
    Try a mil for an acre here! And that's no buidlings and barely a level place for a house!

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    $80K is cheap for here...5 years ago, you could have gotten the same acre for $15K...
    The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

    I have lost my mind..has anyone seen it? it's not worth much..but it's mine

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    Don't for get DJ's in Belmar!
    This space for rent

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    (goes off mumbling how 2nd homeowners have brought up the real estate market too high for locals to buy....)
    You will like this came home from Iraq, wanted to buy a house. Couldnt afford one, no problem buy a town house. Found one $135,000.00. Cheap I can do that. Call the seller explain my plight. He is a West Point Grad. "I'll help a fellow Vet."

    Show up for the open house, a guy from Suffolk beat me there gave the guy $145,000.00 CASH, YES CASH. I say blow up the Tapp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainS
    Show up for the open house, a guy from Suffolk beat me there gave the guy $145,000.00 CASH, YES CASH. I say blow up the Tapp.
    Or...you could do what our emergency management wanted to do in case of a bioterror attack in the city....thinking that the 2nd homeowners would flock here...want to stop them? put birms up on the roads leading into town...At first I thought they were kidding...I was sadly mistaken...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeuitEFDems
    Or...you could do what our emergency management wanted to do in case of a bioterror attack in the city....thinking that the 2nd homeowners would flock here...want to stop them? put birms up on the roads leading into town...At first I thought they were kidding...I was sadly mistaken...
    So they wouldn't mind if these pariahs of society didn't pay taxes to a jurisdiction where they are not wanted, right?

    In NJ, we have a period of time where people from jurisdictions throughout the NE clog the roads flocking to NJ to second home properties. It's called summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainS
    Maybe we should blow up all the bridges and build a wall in So. Westchester so all of the fakes up here in the "upstate" dont have to support the city

    Glad you recognize anything over da bridge is "UPSTATE"!
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    Glad you recognize anything over da bridge is "UPSTATE"!
    Hey, I know my place on the food chain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firetacoma1
    80k for an acre?!!?
    Try a mil for an acre here! And that's no buidlings and barely a level place for a house!
    Whats an acre?
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    To answer your ? Dave, an acre is 43,560 square feet. Come on out to Nebraska and buy all you want for $2500 an acre. Only problems, no bagels, taxi's, tunnels, but you can get a straw w/ beer.
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    Whats an acre
    It's my head after a Manhattan night out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleWickman
    Don't for get DJ's in Belmar!

    how can i forget i live in Belmar
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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt
    It's my head after a Manhattan night out.
    Or a trip to see Marts?
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    $2500 an acre
    Holy cow thats expensive. I'm used to no more than $1200 an acre in the country. I can still find land for around $500 an acre. Thats just unreal

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985
    Holy cow thats expensive. I'm used to no more than $1200 an acre in the country. I can still find land for around $500 an acre. Thats just unreal

    in my town we just baught a house on a lot that is 60 x 100 for 280,000 and knocked it down building a new house and selling it for 725,000.
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