1. Garbage disposals
Because garbage disposals were illegal in the city until 1997. And good luck getting a New Yorker to stick their hand down one.
2. Bagel slicers
No New Yorker would ever eat a “bagel” that could fit in a bagel slicer.
Because Driver’s Ed is basically just a means to getting a state-issued form of ID… which for most native New Yorker’s is a learner’s permit.
5. Fanny packs
The mark of the tourist !!!
6. Subway maps
They just know where they’re going… and need you to get out of the way.
And yet, they love the smell.
8. Drive-through microphones
Can’t you just order take-out like a normal person?!
Another mark of the tourist !!!
10. Crosswalk buttons
If you see a frustrated person at a crosswalk wondering why the light’s not changing automatically, chances are they’re a native New Yorker.
11. Gardening tools
Those Brooklyn community gardens are really just for out-of-town hipster transplants.
12. Walmart giftcards
Do you know what it means to grow up in a pre-war walk-up? A native New Yorker will tell you!
14. Anything inside a mall
Could you imagine?!
15. Pizza slicers
Doesn’t pizza come already sliced?