This can mean whatever you want it to mean… In my case I’m talking about my husband and I. He’s from New York, I’m from Indiana.
- I like going outside.
- He’s an introvert.
- I like to socialize with friends.
- He doesn’t like talking to anyone outside of family.
- He eats traditional puerto rican/ Dominican food EVERYDAY.
- I want a variety and like trying new foods.
- He likes gaming and streaming on twitch and YouTube.
- I like interaction with people in person.
The list goes on and on about how we are not alike. In Ushers words “I do what you don’t” applies to us directly. Yet some how we mesh together pretty well.
Him being from New York makes him have a different perspective on life in general. Like having a tough shell, nobody but your inner circle and immediate family, and watch the people that are watching you. It’s a very paranoid and defensive way of life. But that’s how he had to be because the burrows are a hard place to live in.
Me being from inner city Indiana I was able to enjoy some of the country comforts and city convenience without too many issues. I was able to enjoy parks and the little things in life. Things like walking to the library, laying out on the grass and listening to cicadas, and going on bike rides I was able to do freely.
He’s introverted and quiet yet as smart as a mathematician. He grew up on the fire escapes of the concrete jungle. Draws no attention to himself yet he’s scared of nothing but God himself.
He walks fast to the heartbeat of the city and watches others before they can watch him.
He makes no noise when he moves but in dire situations you’d know that he was there.
He shows wisdom even though he is young.
He stands tall and lean…metabolism on point.
Hair curled in spirals with the sides clean and faded.
Jawline so chiseled it could cut you if you weren’t careful. With a beard like his you know he’s only about business.
Bedroom eyes that bleed cocoa brown and drips Amber in the sun.
Skin so tan you’d think he was mixed but his fiery Hispanic culture pumps through his veins not the blood of a black boy
Loves harder then most And willing to risk it all for those worthy of his love
He is like 1970’s nostalgia born again. Bronx born through and through.
They call him many names true, macho, but he is really the second Steven
When someone tells you they’re from New York, what do you think about? Do you think of the night life? Never sleeping? Skyscrapers or Taxi cabs? Well New York has all of that most definitely, but it’s not for everyone.
The City Life
Being from the big city I don’t really miss it much. I’m the type of person that likes his own space. Everyone is always on top of you (not literally). To me it just seems like I get no elbow room. Some people like that feeling thought, like there are some of my cousins for instance. They love living in the city. There’s a lot of culture so see and food to taste. Not to mention there are a lot of merchant stores that are very much walking distance from home. You would have to venture pretty far to go to Time Square or Manhattan unless you are living in the higher class. Property taxes and the overall standard of living is extremely high there. Jobs are kind of hard to find but not entirely impossible due to the over popularity there.
Stereotypes Are Real
For those who are wondering if the stereotypical “New York slang” is real…. It definitely is. We call each other “son” whether it be a male or female we’re talking too, or “B”. “Deadass” is commonly used as like an “are you serious” or “facts” in the sense of “seriously” or “yup”. There are many other terms used in the urban areas or New York but those are the most stereotyped for New Yorkers. Time boots and cargo pants are very serious in New York, we call them “Butters”.
Would I Ever Return To Stay?
No.. I wouldn’t return to stay. Part of me is glad to be away from New York but I still have tons of family that stay there. I do miss the diversity in culture and the different styles in food there but as I said earlier in the read, everything for me is just too close for comfort. My heart will always lie in New York with the rest of my family but somethings are just not for everybody.
From a cultural stand point I look at New York as a cultural hub. There are many different cultures ranging from Spaniards to Jamaicans, Chinese to Japanese, even Europeans to pure Africans. There are certain areas in the city where all cultures meet to sell goods and services to many of New York’s population. You’d see things such as food items, wisdom gurus, to antique shops and many more. Feel free to stop and ask about their journeys and how they got to do what they do. Many of the immigrants are here to take their shot at what freedom is like.
Tell me about your experience in New York. Are you from there? Have you tried any food you thought was different or unique? How often do you go if you do? Have you seen any talent that you liked?
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