I know there are a lot of New Yorkers here but who can claim roots here? Me, I''m from E. 93rd Street.\
Me. Penn South before it became a NORC.
Only two people, huh?\
are you a Mexican, OP? Isn''t that Spanish Harlem?
I''m so fucking New York, that I was born at New York hospital in Queens.
Born and raised in Brooklyn - now live in Tribeca.
Born in LI Jewish Hospital. Grew up in Queens. Now live on 72nd and 2nd.
Born at Doctor''s Hospital - East End Ave.\
Raised on West 86th between B''way and Amsterdam (parents, grandparents and Great Grandparents all lived in the building too)\
Left home to go to college out of town\
Came home, moved to 75th & Broadway, where I live now.\
Mother also born & raised on West 86th Street...
Top that, bitches!
Wow, a lot of Manhattan peeps.\
I was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens. Still live here. \
And don''t none of you bitches judge cuz I''ll cut you!
born in Lebanon hospital in the Bronx. Lived in Queens most of my life.
I have lived at Bellevue since 1967.
Born in Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn (no longer there), lived in Richmond Hill in Queens, a stretch on Long Island, then back to Richmond Hill.\
Then I left NY.
You should know the score by now . . .
Born at Gramercy Hospital
Born in Manhattan (West Village), lived in Brooklyn as a small child, family then moved to LIC, where I''d lived up until my early 20s. I''ve lived on Lower Broadway since the late 1970s. \
I also lived in Europe for a little over a year in the 1970s.
Well, my Dutch ancestors ran a tavern on the only still cobblestoned street in NYC during the 1600''s. Does that count? Or do I have to be a common, recent immigrant?
Born in Manhattan''s Beth Israel Hospital but our family lived in The Bronx! Jessup Ave.... does it still exist? We moved to NJ when I was 2.
I just remembered, my parents were still living in The Village when I was born, but I was actually born at Wycoff Heights Hospital in Bushwick Brooklyn, because my mom was visiting my grandparents in Brooklyn at the time she went into labor. Her OBY/GYN was actually located in Brooklyn, so I would have been born there anyway.
I was also born in LI Jewish, spent the first couple years of my life in Elmhurst/Woodside, then lived in Bayside until my early teens.\
At which point we moved to Long Island, and it all went to crap.
Born in Queens (Booth Memorial), grew up in Westchester, went to NYU, moved to Brooklyn until 2000. Mostly been in Northern california since then, unfortunately, this is where my industry is.\
I''ll always be a New Yorker, though.
Born in Crown Heights Brooklyn, grew up in Richmond Hill Queens. Lived in California (where I learned to say an ''r''), then upstate NY (Syracuse! OMG), now back in NYC, living in Kew Gardens Queens.
Never leaving again
Born at St. Luke''s Hospital, grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Born in Rochester, NY - Strong Memorial Hospital. Grow up in Gloversville, NY on Homestead Drive.\
I''ve lived in Syracuse NY, Olean NY, Delmar NY and finally Albany NY.
a REAL New Yorker
Another LI Jewish Hospital baby here. Raised in Queens. Moved to Jersey as a teen and been here ever since.
Born and raised in Massapequa, Long Island. Does that count?
Carnegie Hill all the way. E.93rd St. I''m 35 now and live in Chinatown.
Thank you r12, you beat me to it.\
And r19, I was born at Booth Memorial too... "The old Salvation Army Hospital" as they used to call it -- Now New York Hospital and Medical Center of Queens. \
r22 is a real NY''er. Some great towns. Strong Memorial is a great hospital too.
Born in West Village, raised on Upper West Side, still here, still love it.
Are you all ugly?
Brooklyn born and bred. Born in Maimondes Hospital but in "the old wing" as my Mother refers to the section of the hospital subsequently torn down.\
Being a native New Yorker does give one a certain perspective, however I will say many people who make New York, "New York" came from somewhere else and they "will" New York to happen, essentially creating a New York that is more like how one thinks NYC will be than it is for those from here.\
That probably does not make sense I know, but it is how I see it.
Considering all of the "New Yorkers" who post here, unsurprisingly, this thread has comparatively few respones. \
I knew most of you were from flyover country.
respones = responses
Born in Jamaica Hospital, lived in the Pink Houses on Linden Boulevard, then in Richmond Hill, then a spell on LI, then to Flushing for a while, in Boerum Hill for 13 years, and now five miles east of the Queens border in Rockville Centre.
born at LI Jewish, raised in Whitestone, Queens and Woodlawn in the Bronx, moved to Westchester for high school. Moved to Manhattan after college for many years, went back to Westchester for a spell, and recently moved to Massachusetts.\
R22, I spent my summers on a lake near Gloversville. One of the highlights of my summer was going to Nichols (Nickels?) department store (which might have been in Johnstown). It was like a Target. We didn''t have anything like that in the Bronx except Korvettes.
Born in Flushing, Queens. Raised in Queens. Lived in Chelsea and then Brooklyn as an adult. Now live on the West Coast. Will always be a New Yorker.
Born at Mt. Sinai, my mom''s one extravagance in life was a fancy Park Avenue OB/GYN. Lived in Bayside my whole life until after college when I moved to Hell''s Kitchen in the early 90''s. Lived there for 11 years, now live in Brooklyn and love it.\
As much as NY is part of me, I love LA too and would move there in a minute if the opportunity came up.
R29: My ex was born at Maimonides, and somehow grew up in Midwood without the slightest trace of a Brooklynese accent. Go figure.\
I grew up UWS (W 92nd), then Brooklyn Heights, then lived on Mulberry before the yuppification started.
Gen (you can''t take Manhattan outta the man)
Born in the Bronx (Albert Einstein COM).\
Now live in the Bay Area.
Also born in Maimonides. Grew up in Brooklyn, lived in the West Village for a while, now live in Queens.
LOL @ R3. MHB you always crack me up.
Born in Methodist Hospital, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Grew up in that neighborhood on 7th. Ave. and 1st, Street.
Another Booth Memorial Hospital baby here....1959.....love being a native new yorker......
Born in Brooklyn.
Victory Memorial Hospital in Bay Ridge.
I don''t think we were there at the same time, but I''m still interested in where you each lived in Richmond Hill.\
I was on 111th Street the first time between Atlantic Avenue and 95th Avenue, the second time on 111th Street was between 95th Avenue and 101st Avenue.
In my experience, native New Yorkers look like they''re part of the Addams Family. The hottest guys in NYC are from the southern/midwestern states and the foreigners .
Born and raised in Queens.
Are you comfortable telling what house you''re working? Ladder, engine?
Oh my God! \
R33, that was Nichols Department Store in Gloversville, NY on Fifth Ave extension! It closed around the time I went off to college in 1990.\
It''s funny you should mention it, ''cause my mother was trying to recall the name of that department store during a phone conversation we had recently. I couldn''t remember it, I thought she was talking about Ames (of course that''s gone now too- Walmart is pure evil!)\
You are insane R45 and are probably overlooking the fact that many HOT black and latino men were born here in NYC as well.
How about Barkers, r22. Long before Costco my mom loved Barkers because she could get 3 gallon jugs of Breck shampoo.\
We''d go to the lake for the summer and when my Mom got her shopping on, we were all over Nichols and Barkers.
Born on ues... attended ST. Marks Academy in the 1960s... traveled west for undergrad, returned for my ivy phd.\
Back west temporarily, already planning my glorious return.\
Lots of Queens heads.\
I''m along w/ r8. I''m from Jamaica Queens and still live here.\
Born on Staten Island, lived in Flatbush, then Brooklyn Heights. Now West Village.
Born in Methodist Hospital, raised in Flatbush and Marine Park, graduate school in the midwest, a few years working in Europe...always missed Brooklyn. Back in the Slope and love it.
Born and raised in the Bronx.\
Moved to LA ten years ago. Really miss NYC and walking!
r13, I''ve lived in Manhattan all my fifty-two years and have never head of Gramercy Hospital. Where was it located?
um,gramarcy hospital... where is it located???\
probably either the Bronx, Brooklyn, Upper West Side or Washington Heights.\
What other neighborhood could it possibly be in, dumb ass.\
And it aint like Gramercy is that large, anyway.\
MHB was born in a garbage can but was unfortunately found.
[quote]Born and raised in Massapequa, Long Island. Does that count?\
Yeah Long Island counts too because it''s so close to "The City". From that area too, and as soon as I could walk away from my parents I would hop the train, see a movie , and be home before they knew I was gone. I saw more movies growing up at The Ziegfeld than I did at my neighborhood theater.
r57, r13 named "Gramercy Hospital" as a specific facilty.
Born Lenox Hill Hospital, grew up in Forest Hills, Merrick, and back in City, now in London! New Yaawwwker!
Does upstate count?
r11, Lutheran Hospital is still there, in the shadow of the fabulous BQE/Gowanus, not too far from Costco
Born in Brooklyn - have never lived anywhere else. Grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant; now in Flatbush
Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls NY. Lived there 18 years, then 4 years in Buffalo. Have lived in Queens for 8 years now.
there is more to NY than just a collection of 3 islands.
Born in Mt. Sinai Hospital. \
Lived on East 84th until I went away to college.
Brooklyn''s Lutheran was at Fourth Avenue and 45th Street, now in a square-block renovated factory at Second Avenue and 55th Street
Gramercy Hospital is a block from Hudson U.
Born and raised in Rome, NY.
the heart of central NY!
I grew up riding the subway up in Harlem down on Broadway.\
I''m not tramp but I''m no lady. No one opens the door for....
There were two Lutheran hospitals in Brooklyn. East New York Avenue and Junius Street and the one in Sunset Park, now a "Medical Center."
Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, lived in Cypress Hills until I was 2, then to LI where I lived until my divorce in 1985.
Olivia Grayson Brady
Born and raised in Manhattan. Watched the East Village go from drug den to insufferable frat den. Now I live in Brooklyn.
bump because I am hoping r22 is still around.
r33/48 holding on to childhood memories with a string
Born in Lenox Hill Hospital. My family moved to Long Island City six weeks later.
Also born in Maimonides! That makes 3 of us thus far, or 4 if you count exes. Who''da thunk it? Grew up in Midwood, live on the UWS now, after stops in Park Slope and the E. and W. Village.
MHB is in her late 50''s or early 60''s like we all thought. She''s .....quite aged, no?
Well, R78, that would explain his obvious dementia.
Native New Yorker? Wrote a song about it wanna hear it here it go:
So were the 1960s in the East 80s really like as described in Harriet the Spy? Did little kids run the streets dressed eccentrically and left in peace?
Gramercy Hospital didn't exist. The hospitals in that area were Beth Israel, Columbus (later Cabrini) now closed, and Lying-In (later Manhattan General) now a co-op.
Brooklyn in the house. Born in Bed-Stuy 11233, now in Flatbush 11226. Never lived outside the borough.
No, but over half my life in NYC, which is longer than some native NYer DL'ers have been alive.
Born in Bath Beach, Brooklyn, now in Manhattan. 42 years old.
One of my Dutch ancestors was so immensely fat, his breeches were used to cheat the Indians on a land deal.
"Born in Rochester, NY - Strong Memorial Hospital. Grow up in Gloversville, NY on Homestead Drive.
I've lived in Syracuse NY, Olean NY, Delmar NY and finally Albany NY.
by: a REAL New Yorker"
Huh? Living upstate New York makes you more authentic than anyone else in this thread?!!
Why are you a "REAL" New Yorker?
You New Yorkers must be truly bored. People from LA don't say what part LA are you from? Just weird.
Born in Brooklyn. Flatbush. Moved with my family to Miami when I was nine. Lived in Orlando for a couple of years, then moved back to New York in 1975. I have been thinking of leaving New York though. Cost of living and taxes are just too high. I want to move to hippy dippy Portland, Oregon but I think it's changing from it's "Keep Portland Weird" days. I hear its being over run by Yuppies and Hipsters with lots of cash. The only other place in New York State I might consider is Ithaca. I know.
I think Groucho Marx is also from East 93rd Street.
Born in the Bronx (Fitch Sanitorium and Hospital near the old NYU campus) in University Heights. Moved away at about one year. My mom was born in Manhattan and raised there and in the Bronx. Paternal grandparents in North Tarrytown (now "cutely" called Sleepy Hollow). Mother's paternal side goes back to early 1700s In Duchess County on the Hudson.
At various times in my childhood and later life lived for short periods of time in Canton NY (dad taught at St Lawrence), Syracuse, Stony Brook.
But most of childhood spent in bare feet in Fla and adult life in D.C.
I was born across 110th street.
r93's mother must've had wide legs.
West Villager all the way! Born in St. Vincent's, the neighborhood hospital. Raised on Bank Street, went to schools on West 11th, Hudson and West 16th. College up east; back now on West 12th.
Born and raised in upstate NY, now live in NYC
4th generation. Great grandparents immigrated at the turn of the last century and we just stuck around.
I was born in Brooklyn, and raised in Staten Island. I'm back in Brooklyn now.
I'm a fourth generation Angelino, which is almost unheard of.
Born, raised, and still in Manhattan. Family in city for centuries. Often-mispronounced thoroughfare in Queens named for our family.
Born in upper east side.
Got my street cred from Brookdale Hospital in Brownsville in the 80s. My father is from Ridgewood, and my mother is from Midwood. They met at Baruch. I was raised in South Brooklyn, went to the "Fame" school, got my BA upstate, and now don't plan on leaving Brooklyn again any time soon. Absolutely hate the L line inhabitants and avoid Northern Brooklyn like the plague.
r102, Brookdale's began as Beth El. A philanthropist offered a huge donation if name became non-sectarian.
South Brooklyn has also had name change. Now it's Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens.
When Red Hook became upscale, a realty firm suggested changing the area's name to Liberty View.
r92 as a birthday gift I took pictures of Fitch Sanitarium and Hospital on West 183rd last year for a friend who was born there in 1944. He thought the building was gone. Now its apartments for seniors.
Another St Luke's baby here. Lived on the UWS while my parents finished at Columbia, then moved to CT when a toddler.