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34 Things Only Kids Who Grew Up In NYC In The '90s Will Remember

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of chalked IDs, student MetroCards, and the fear of West Nile.

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2. If you were born in a year that ended with a round number, getting into bars with your chalked ID was a cinch.

1983 + red pencil + white pencil = easy one-way ticket to boozetown. 1981 took a little more skill. (And you never forgot to change the expiration date too.)

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6. Shutting down all the strip clubs in Times Square somehow made it even more intolerable...except for this saving grace.

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9. And you tested the limits of your student MetroCard on holidays — praying you wouldn't get caught by a transit officer and served a ticket.

"Oh, sorry, officer! I thought it was totally legal to use my card on Columbus Day..."

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14. If you went to public school, you knew which lunch options to avoid like the plague. Lukewarm fish disc with a square block of cheese in the middle? Uh, no thanks.

17. You made a beeline to the giant bubbles as soon as you got to the Hall of Science before everyone else in your class got there first.

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19. During after-school bodega visits, you learned that sometimes a potato chip is not just a potato chip, but the very thing your existence depends on.

Me + Crazy Calypso = 4eva

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33. And you learned what true fear smelled like in 1999, when they sprayed because of West Nile and everyone was told to stay indoors.

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And you were probably really annoyed you had to stay INDOORS all day with your FAMILY on a perfectly nice day.

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