7 years ago by
Our intern Nicole is a pretty loyal New Yorker – and with that comes a long list of things she will never do.
New Yorkers will never pay attention to street signs when they walk. They’ll probably never eat a street hotdog or actually calm down in a yoga class (although, Garance totally disagrees and thinks calming down at yoga IS such a part of the NY lifestyle). Most won’t even download Uber because it feels disloyal to yellow cabs.
But last week Nicole was dragged to a yoga class and finally found herself enjoying it, her mind able to slow down and block out the city noise. And now you’re wondering why are we even talking about this?!
Well, an interesting thought was brought up – was she becoming a New York hypocrite? Someone who was gradually losing a bit of her city edge or actually, just gaining something that makes living in the city that much better?
This article is ridiculous – New Yorkers LIVE on Uber and yoga.
She realized she was not a stereotype.
Haha, so true! x
Wait a minute. You guys have interns? At The Studio? How, pray tell, does one score that gig? Don’t worry, I’m too old and in the wrong industry. Just seriously interested and enjoying the thought of how delighted she must be to get the opportunity.
This is just ridiculous. Reminds me of the episode of Sex and the City with the guy who never left Manhattan.
I just watched Sex and the City yesterday! :)
Who is a true newyorker? Well, who’s to say?
J’adore vos articles, j’apprends à connaître petit à petit la vie à NYC avec ses avantages et ses inconvénients !
Yep. She’s crossed over.
I just had a conversation with a friend who lives Spain and he said to me: I just met a true New Yorker today. I asked him what did that stand for and he said: “Born and raised in NYC.” The longer I live in New York, I tend to think that being a true New Yorker has so many meanings that we who live in that city completely use the term as we like. Who would not like to be called a true New Yorker:)!
I remember years ago when I was in NYC and a guy at the next table overheard me speaking and recognised my Australian accent. We chatted. He had actually won a greencard in the lottery. I asked him how life in NYC was and he replied “Great and it would be even better if New Yorkers stopped saying how great it is.” Seems like this kind of self-consciousness that comes from wanting to be identified with a place is stifling, to say the least.
I am a Parisian. I recently re-started going to yoga classes, after 30 years. Feels soooo good!