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The Sidewalk: Your New Front Yard

New York is packed full of people. We have about 27,500 people per square mile – compare that to Chicago’s 12,500 or LA’s measly 8,200 per square mile and you’ll get a bit of perspective on just how packed in we all are. You and everyone else will get used to the small apartments, cramped […]


Ask A New Yorker: Cyndi

Part of the Ask A New Yorker series. What has been your biggest surprise living in the city? How lonely it is, despite how many people there are. In my opinion, most people come here to accomplish some individual or personal goal, not really to meet others. What is your favorite place to grab a […]


NYC and Its Quirks

New York is a different country. Maybe it ought to have a separate government. Everybody thinks differently, they just don’t know what the hell the rest of the United States is. -Henry Ford So, you’ve landed in the big city and now you’re wondering what to expect.  Below is a list of things you’ll probably […]


Welcome to the city.

Well, hello.  Welcome aboard!  Become a New Yorker is now open for business, or non-business to be precise. (We’re not trying to sell you anything, and yes, we’re one of the few in this town.)  This site was born out of an available and fabulously catchy URL, and the general lack of resources for new […]


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