How To Tell If You're A Real New Yorker, According To New Yorkers

And no, it's not knowing all the lyrics to "Welcome to New York."

The question over what makes a "real" New Yorker spans decades, quizzes, television shows, movies, polarizing songs and many a late-night debate.

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.

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