My Three Favorite Facts About New York City (Resident Version 01)

a.  Staten Island doesn’t really exist.

b.  Brooklyn is bigger and better than Manhattan. The celebrities are arriving. We’re Number 1!

c.  Brooklyn is bigger and better than Manhattan…unfortunately, the celebrities are arriving. Take ’em back!

d.  Queens is the heart of NYC, but nobody knows it. Maybe if you’d send us some of those extra Brooklyn celebrities…

e.  The Bronx holds more parkland than any other place in NYC, but all anyone knows about us is the zoo and a cheer!

f.  I am the King/Queen of the Hipsters. They just can’t stand it.

g.  The Apollo Theater’s amateur night shows are great.  Bring back the hook!

h.  The re-modeling of Coney Island makes real New Yorkers weep.

i.  The real purpose of NYC is to keep scaffolding companies in business.

j.  I’ve started a petition to add streets to Alphabet City to ensure it includes the entire alphabet.

k.  We live vicariously by watching Palemale and Lola nail pigeons.

l.  We refuse to call “Hell’s Kitchen” anything other than “Hell’s Kitchen”. “Clinton” is just a sales pitch.

m.  I keep meaning to ride the complete route of the subway, but I don’t have a spare week to do it.

o.  The entire universe of any NYC resident is within a 5 block radius of where they live/work.

p.  Greenwich Village is just a state of mind, albeit a somewhat deranged one…

q.  Battery Park has no relation to Everready or Duracell.  The Energizer Bunny’s been spotted in the area, though.

r.  The Shake Shack.  But I refuse to wait for more than 90 minutes for my burger.  Okay, 2 hours tops!

s.  Donald Trump and I are the closest of friends/the fiercest of enemies. (He just doesn’t know it.)

t.  For so many reasons, it just ain’t Times Square anymore. Let’s call it by its old name: Longacre Square.

u.  Queens Boulevard is a microcosm of everything that is NYC.  I liked it before I even heard of “Entourage”.

v.  I enjoy the varied street performers, but two or more Statue of Liberty impersonators in a row is an abomination.

w.  “East Village”? There’s no such “East Village”, it’s the Lower East Side!

x.  I not only own the Brooklyn Bridge, but I can get it for you wholesale.

y.  Yes, you can get good BBQ in NYC.

z.  Good BBQ in NYC? Dream on.

 (If you wish to leave a comment with your choices, great.  But only 3 per person.)

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11 Comments on “My Three Favorite Facts About New York City (Resident Version 01)”


  1. […] the end of the interview, Zemer looked through my list of Resident Favorite Facts About NYC.  I will only allow three to be chosen. After lengthy contemplation Zemer […]


  2. […] terms of her Three Favorite Facts About NYC, Frances […]

  3. Cuzin Cathy Says:

    Enjoyed your “favorite facts” list. But why haven’t you posted anything in a week? Hope you’re ok.

    We’re trying to dry out, our street is still underwater and the misquitoes are huge and plentiful. I’ve never seen such large tadpoles, by the thousands, which hopefully will turn into hungry frogs that like to eat the misquitoes. Tadpoles in N Fla don’t look anything like the little ones in S Fla.

    We leave for Maine next Sunday. Hope the examiners leave you alone soon!

  4. Evgenia Says:

    Talk to your local State Farm agent about the requirements for sttiarng a Business Liability policy. You can have your bikes insured through them if you let them know how you are going to be using the bikes, how many there are, and how much they cost (each one). From there, someone will walk you through the rest of it.Just be ready and have some paperwork ready. Most insurance companies get very picky about exactly how and why you’ll be using your equipment.Hope this helps!


  5. Rope makers seem to engage in confusing us with science and/or extraordinary polysyllabic names.
    I can try to cut through the guff just a bit of.

    • Mica Says:

      LOVE this! I totally love how you threw quoets in there. I love how its barely edgy for a seemly edgy couple..the style all seems to mesh perfectly! Great pictures!

    • Keesow Says:

      Thank you so much! I took a pretty bad fall when I didn’t see a pothole tripped. Went to Urgent Care got x-rayed got the cuts scrapes bandaged, but 2 hours later, my ankle swelled Urgent Care was closed. I figured I’d go online -much easier to SEE someone doing this than to have the 24-hour Blue Cross nurse describe it over the phone. You were terrific. You kept it simple to the point, and I’ll be able to stand (at least a little!) teach tomorrow because of this video.


    • An intelligent answer – no BS – which makes a pleasant change


  6. My problem was a wall until I read this, then I smashed it.


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