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.
6. Subway maps
They just know where they’re going… and need you to get out of the way.
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!