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15 Of The Toughest Decisions Every New Yorker Has Made

Gotta be on time for that 2 p.m. client meeting... Grab a quick slice downstairs orrr your fave spicy street meat?! Or, shoot, maybe be healthy with a salad? Ugh, making the right food decision is tough — Crest is tougher. #NYTough

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1. Spend $5 for the fancy cappuccino from the kauffehaus, or $1 for the street coffee from the cart?

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2. Pick up the cute "free" armchair off the street, or keep walking cuz bed bugs?

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3. Move closer to the park, or closer to the subway?

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4. Cook dinner yourself, or order in?

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5. Bring your out-of-town visitors to Times Square, or talk them into checking out the frilly jazz club in the West Village?

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6. Tell the landlord about your new kitten, orrrr keep it to yourself?

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7. Deal with the MADNESS of the grocery store during rush hour, or live off scraps for the next few days?

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8. Purchase one of those cheap umbrellas that last no more than two rainstorms, or invest in a heavy-duty one?

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9. Enter the smelly, empty subway car just to get a seat knowing WHY it's empty, or nah?

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10. Run to catch the crosstown bus, or walk calmly to maintain your dignity?

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11. Use the trashy ATM outside the 99-cent pizza joint you're at, or walk six blocks to your bank to avoid all the fees?

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12. Give a buck to the subway dancers, or pretend you're wearing your invisibility cloak?

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13. Wash your own laundry, or drop it off because you literally have no time?

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14. Take that cab you can't afford, or lose that oh-so-precious hour of sleep by waiting for the train?

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15. Tell yourself that after the endless hustle, bustle, stress, struggle and romance that it's all worth it...

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...or move to a land far, far away where everything is cheap, the living is simple, the air is fresh, and life would be undeniably boring, slow, and uninteresting to you?

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