New York November 20, 2017
14 Foolproof Ways To Spot An Imposter In New York
If you consider yourself a New Yorker and have been living in our state for quite some time now, then you know how easy it can be to spot someone who isn’t from here. Whether it’s a tourist here for a short visit or a new transplant in town that’s still getting their feet settled, when someone’s new here there’s plenty of ways you can tell. Wondering how you can figure out who’s from the Empire State and who’s know? Then take a look at our list below.
1. They complain about the weather.
Buckle up newbies and those who are passing through, this is the north east!
2. The only waterfall they've ever visited in New York is Niagara Falls.
While we're not objecting that seeing the American Falls is a bucket-list worthy adventure, true New Yorkers know that there are plenty of other waterfalls that are worth visiting as well.
3. They think the famous 1969 music festival actually happened in the town of Woodstock.
While it's easy to understand how things can get confusing, the Woodstock music festival in 1969 actually took place in the town of Bethel in Sullivan County.
4. They don't respect Mother Nature.
There's nothing worse than going outside to get some fresh air in one of your favorite spots, only to find it polluted with graffiti or literal trash.
5. They go hiking in the middle of the day on our most popular trails.
If you're looking to have some peaceful one-on-one time with nature where you won't have to deal with crowds, you'll have a more enjoyable experience if you go earlier in the day or later when most people are heading home. Only those who aren't true New Yorkers would head to our popular hiking spot right in the middle of the day during the most popular times.
6. They don't understand how big New York is.
If you move to New York and suddenly think you'll have access to all of our state's attractions, don't underestimate the travel time you'll have to put in to many of these adventures. You might get excited when you hear about a place of interest being in our state, only to find out it's a four hour drive from where you live. Get use to road trips and awesome staycations!
7. The only place they've visited in the Adirondack is Lake George.
There's no denying all of the reasons why people are attracted to Lake George. You have a gorgeous view of the mountains, exciting small village to explore, endless outdoor attractions and natural wonders and so much to love. But there's also no denying that Lake George becomes flooded with tourists during our summer months. If you've only ever visited LG, it's time to explore more of New York's biggest park!
8. They aren't dressed appropriately.
Whether they're under dressed or over dressed, people who aren't from New York are usually not wearing the right attire. Our weather can be a bit drastic, so it's always good to have extra layers with you.
9. They turn their nose at Garbage Plates.
If you want to be a food snob and deny trying the delicious goodness that is Rochester's Garbage Plates, go right ahead. That just means there's more for us and you'll be missing out!
10. They underestimate our wine regions.
To outsiders it may not seem like it, but New York actually has three significant regions that produce great tasting wine. Between the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley and Long Island, there's plenty of wine being made in the Empire State that you'll want to try for yourself.
11. They ask you why they can smell Cheerios.
If you don't know that there's a General Mills factory right in Buffalo... what do you know?
12. They praise only New York City.
Say it loud for those who can't hear all the way in the back. There's more to New York than New York City!
13. Or even worse, they want to visit Times Square.
If you're psychotic enough to want to spend time in this chaotic strip of the Big Apple, you'll be doing it without the rest of us.
14. They don't understand what we mean we we're talking about The Gunks.
No we're not referring to crusty's in our eyes or some weird glob we just discovered, we're talking about New York's Shawangunk Ridge that's one of the most stunning areas you'll ever lay eyes on.
How can you tell when someone isn’t from your neck of the woods? To read more about the Empire State, check out these 12 Places To Visit In New York When The Mountains Are Calling Your Name!