New York January 22, 2018
11 Things Everyone In New York Should Avoid At All Costs
Ask any New Yorker and we’ll be quick to tell you all of the reasons why we love living here and why the Empire State is so amazing. With that said, there’s no denying that certain things here in this beautiful home of ours should be nothing short of avoided. Guiding you through New York, keep scrolling to see how many of these things you make a point of dodging!
1. Putting away your winter clothes too early.
It's always nice during months like March when we get a sneak peak at the consistent warm weather that's to come. But don't get too excited to the point where you start putting away all your warm clothes! Most of us are sadly all too familiar with the fact that we can still expect random snow showers even during April.
2. Going to the grocery store before a storm.
Unless you're out of absolute necessities, avoid the stores and stay home. Unless you're living in an area of New York where you can expect to get buried in snow and be forced to stay inside for a couple of days, pass going to your local market. Anyways, by the time you get to the store there will most like be nothing but long lines and empty shelves!
3. Pot holes.
We're roughly half-way through winter and the roads around New York are already turning into a bad game of Mario Kart. Driving over a pot hole is like flying over a banana in Mario Kart, you're never quite sure what will happen but you know it won't be good.
4. Eating knock-off, out-of-state New York Pizza.
Trying to get pizza when you're out-of-state may not seem like a big deal, but we promise you it's something you'll ultimately end up regretting.
5. Ignoring warning signs and/or going off-trail.
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Off-limit spaces in New York are not off-limit so that they can further entice you to explore beyond a certain area, they're there for a reason.
6. Times Square.
To most of us New Yorkers, Times Square is roughly equivalent to the bubonic plague. Enjoy the electric glow of our big city from afar rather than actually visiting Times Square, you'll just end up dealing with the biggest crowd of tourists your eyes have ever seen.
7. And Rockefeller Center during the holiday season.
Coming from all over the world, visitors swarm to Rockefeller Center every year during the holidays to see the tree and iconic decorations. But if you asked us we'd tell you your better off staying home and visiting your local light show for a more charming experience.
8. Boston Red Sox fans.
Whether you're rooting for the Yankees or the Mets, the general consensus is that anyone sporting Boston Red Sox merchandise should be avoided at all costs.
9. Car washes on a warm winter day.
Drive past most car washes on an unusually warm winter day and you can expect to see long lines full of dirty, mud and salt covered cars.
10. Discussing where Upstate New York is with a Downstater.
Trying to tell someone who lives in Westchester County that they don't live in Upstate New York is a battle worth avoiding. Those who actually live in Upstate know where the region ends and begins, which is all that matters.
11. Leaving New York.
The biggest regret you'll have of all! Any of us who have made the mistake of leaving New York know that we always end up coming back home.
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