* You say "the city" and expect everyone to know that this means Manhattan. 

* You have never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. 

* The subway makes sense to you, and the subway should never be called anything like the Metro. 

* Your door has more than three locks and is made of steel. 

* You think Central Park is "nature." 

* You pay more each month to park your car than most people in the US pay on their mortgage. 

* You haven't seen more than 12 stars in the night sky since you went away to camp as a kid. 

* You pay $5 without blinking for a beer that cost the bar 28 cents. 

* You have 27 different take-out menus next to your telephone. 

* Going to Brooklyn is considered a "road trip." Of course,  you only go there to attend weddings or    funerals. 

* America west of the Hudson is still theoretical to you. 

* You have jaywalking down to an art form. You're born with it. 

* You take a taxi to get to your health club to exercise. 

* You don't hear sirens anymore. 

* You live in a building with a larger population than most American towns.