You’ve had to hold onto the subway pole, and it was warm from the last person’s hand.You’ve sat in the only open seat on the subway, only to realize it was wet.You’ve entered a subway car, and it smelled of odors unbeknownst to planet Earth.You’ve had a stranger’s armpit in your face on the subway.You’ve had a stranger breathe in your face on the subway.You’ve yawned on the subway during morning rush and didn’t realize your coffee breath offended the person next to you.You’ve been splashed by a cab driving through a puddle.You’ve dropped your nice coat on the dirty sidewalk.You’ve fallen while running up the subway steps.When a friend invites you to their art show in Brooklyn, you nicely agree to come with a clenched smile, cuz Brooklyn.You’ve lived with the world’s dirtiest roommates who never did their dishes.OK, you’re not perfect, and you’ve been a dirty roommate sometimes.Maybe you’ve let your dirty dishes pile up because you’re just too busy to clean them!You haven’t done laundry in weeks.Since there’s no time for laundry, you’ve worn repeat outfits in the same week.You’ve given up and dropped off your laundry to have someone else do it for you.You’ve stepped in pigeon poo.Pigeon poo has landed on you.A pigeon has actually grazed against you.You’ve lived in an apartment above a pungent restaurant.You’ve gone out to eat at a pungent restaurant, and the smell followed you all the way home.You’ve worked long hours at a pungent restaurant, and the food followed you all the way home.You’ve taken a yoga class packed to max capacity.In the yoga class, you’ve had your face three inches from your neighbor’s bare feet.In the yoga class, your rented mat smelled of stale body odor.You’ve found a small creature in your apartment.You’ve found a nest of small creatures in your apartment.You’ve lost count as to how many small creatures you’ve found in your apartment.You’ve had to move apartments without the help of movers.You’ve had to move into a fourth-story walk-up.While moving, you damaged between one and seven items.After moving, you didn’t realize just how small the space would be… because it looked so much bigger unfurnished.A stranger has screamed at you for no reason.You’ve screamed at a stranger for a VERY good reason.You’ve passive-aggressively bumped into a stranger for a VERY good reason.Your cab driver has mistaken you for a fool and tried to bring you crosstown through Times Square, and it took every ounce of your willpower not to strangle them.You’ve been the passenger in a cab that cut someone off while crossing the street.You can get from anywhere in the UWS to the LES without referencing a subway map.
How NY Tough Are You Actually?
You’re NY soft, sweetie! Looks like you and NYC are brand-new friends. You have some toughenin’ up to do! Get on the ground and give me 10!
You’re NY plush, pumpkin! Looks like you and NYC are better off distant friends. Come and go as you please, but be careful, there’s a lot of danger out there. High kick!
You’re NY comfy, bae! Looks like you and NYC are becoming close friends, so keep having fun while you can before the city shakes you to your core. Shimmy on down!
You’re NY strong, sugar! Looks like you and NYC are tight friends, but proceed with caution, as the city has a wickedly sassy sense of humor when times are tough. Shake it to the left!
You’re NY TOUGH AS NAILS, stud! Looks like you and NYC have been through a slew of ups and downs, and you’re in it for the long haul. You’ve pretty much conquered the town at this point, so good for you. Keep on keepin’ on!