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    Updated on Aug 31, 2020. Posted on Jul 30, 2015

    21 Undeniable Signs You Grew Up In Westchester, New York

    No, it's not Long Island.

    1. You refer to your home as being "right outside the city."

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    2. You get annoyed by the follow-up question, "Oh, so you're from Long Island?"

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    3. But you did make your way there when you road-tripped to the beach.

    4. You also went to Rye Playland, which was super cool because you literally had an amusement park right by your home.

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    5. Crazy Friday nights were spent across the Tappan Zee Bridge at the Palisades Mall.

    6. You also loved shopping at The Westchester and buying Juicy socks or something off the sale rack.

    7. Your entire town would know about the shopping sales in stores and everyone would show up together.

    8. Starbucks was the only place you could hang without your parents around.

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    9. You went to your town's deli on the daily to order a delicious wedge with the works. And yes, it's called a wedge.

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    10. You were also a regular at your local coffee and bagel shop, and knew Westchester bagels tasted better than the ones in the city.

    11. You knew a friend who had their birthday party at Sportime USA.

    12. School field trips were often to NYC, like going to a historic museum or seeing a Broadway play.

    13. You had at least one friend who switched to a private school like Hackley or Ursuline.

    14. Your school usually played just the teams that neighbored your town, so rivalries were intense.

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    15. You went to countless Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and sometimes you even attended two in one weekend.

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    16. And when your friends turned 16, it felt pretty much like wedding season.

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    17. You pregamed on the Metro North every time you went into the city.

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    18. And when you took the 1:50 a.m. train home, Grand Central Station was flooded with everyone you knew from the different towns.

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    19. You really looked forward to the days you could go to the bars in White Plains.

    20. Nights were spent along the Hudson River, where you enjoyed the water and a view of NYC.

    21. Wherever life takes you, you know that Westchester, New York, will always be your home.

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