Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesNew York City · 4 weeks ago

Could I consider myself a New Yorker ?

I was born in Phoenix Arizona but moved to New York when I was a baby and have been here since then. I am 26 by the way. Should I consider myself from New York or Arizona ?

11 Answers

  • There are real old time New Yorkers ( Like president Trump) who take capitalism seriously, live big and large, says his mind and is flamboyant. Then there are New Yorkers born after 1950 who live tiny, squat in squalid apartments, eat "artisan" foods, and ride dirty taxis and subway

    s as they think taking cars and planes is "bad for the ecosystem"! Take your pick!!!

  • 2 weeks ago

    90% of the people in New York, are from somewhere else. 

    I personally, am a native New Yorker..........born and raised. 

    If you were raised there,  practically from  birth, that's close enough. 

    If you grew up on the streets of New York........then you're a New Yorker. 

    You know the rhythms and the rules of the city and that's what counts. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    If you have lived in New York since infancy and you are now 26, I believe you can call yourself a New Yorker. Lawyers have a fancy term called "establishing a domicile" which basically means a permanent place of residence. You qualify. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    You can consider yourself whichever you want. It's your choice.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    where are you parents from

  • 4 weeks ago

    You are a New Yorker.  California has a social group called the Native Sons of the Golden West.  You only need live in CA for 25 years to join.  Your claim is better.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago


    I'm guessing your way of talking has "New York" written all over it, so why deny the obvious?

  • hihi!
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    In New York, you are from AZ. If you go to Louisiana to visit, you are from NY. (after 30 yeas in LA, you would be a Cajun! ...and from LA!) just my way of looking at it! don't mean it's right, an' dat's dat!

  • 4 weeks ago

    New Yorker, just the same as many of your immigrant neighbors.

  • IOM
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    A Noo Yoaker. 😁

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