Some say it depends on how long you've lived here. Some (the cast of "How I Met Your Mother) say it only happens when you've killed a cockroach with your bare hands or have a Woody Allen sighting under your belt.
Refinery 29's Lucie Fink took to the streets of New York to find out once and for all what being a New Yorker is really about. Some people have much to learn ("Is Jersey a borough?"), while others have pretty much gotten it down pat (shout out to the guy who has lived in all five boroughs).
One thing is for sure, New Yorkers aren't afraid to speak their mind, especially when it comes to their great city. Check out all the if-I-can-make-it-there-I'll-make-it-anywhere greatness below.