The key word here is "NEW YORKER" (not those from upstate who unfortunately have to share the appelation). They are amongst the rudest and most self-centered people I have encountered on my extensive travels. They have been raised to believe that the world revolves around them and thier rancid city and that the rest of us are ignorant hicks. I actually had one ask me if they had clean restrooms where I live at the Jersey Shore. I told her that we toss a shovelful of lime through the hole in the outhouse daily and that we change the Sears Catalog 4 times a year. I work in New York City and can't wait for my daily escape (I am only in it for the money).