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Who here on DL is a NATIVE New Yorker?

I know there are a lot of New Yorkers here but who can claim roots here? Me, I'm from E. 93rd Street.

And you?

by Anonymousreply 10609/25/2013

Me. Penn South before it became a NORC.

by Anonymousreply 104/05/2010

Only two people, huh?

Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 204/05/2010

are you a Mexican, OP? Isn't that Spanish Harlem?

by Anonymousreply 304/05/2010

I'm so fucking New York, that I was born at New York hospital in Queens.

by Anonymousreply 404/05/2010

Born and raised in Brooklyn - now live in Tribeca.

by Anonymousreply 504/05/2010

Born in LI Jewish Hospital. Grew up in Queens. Now live on 72nd and 2nd.

by Anonymousreply 604/05/2010

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...

by Anonymousreply 704/05/2010

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!

by Anonymousreply 804/05/2010

born in Lebanon hospital in the Bronx. Lived in Queens most of my life.

by Anonymousreply 904/05/2010

I have lived at Bellevue since 1967.

by Anonymousreply 1004/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1104/05/2010

You should know the score by now . . .

by Anonymousreply 1204/05/2010

Born at Gramercy Hospital

by Anonymousreply 1304/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1404/05/2010

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?

by Anonymousreply 1504/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1604/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1704/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1804/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 1904/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2004/05/2010

Born at St. Luke's Hospital, grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 2104/05/2010

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 Anonymousreply 2204/05/2010

Another LI Jewish Hospital baby here. Raised in Queens. Moved to Jersey as a teen and been here ever since.

by Anonymousreply 2304/05/2010

Born and raised in Massapequa, Long Island. Does that count?

by Anonymousreply 2404/05/2010

Carnegie Hill all the way. E.93rd St. I'm 35 now and live in Chinatown.

by Anonymousreply 2504/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2604/05/2010

Born in West Village, raised on Upper West Side, still here, still love it.

by Anonymousreply 2704/05/2010

Are you all ugly?

by Anonymousreply 2804/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 2904/05/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3004/07/2010

respones = responses

by Anonymousreply 3104/07/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3204/07/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3304/07/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3404/07/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3504/07/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 3604/07/2010

Born in the Bronx (Albert Einstein COM).

Now live in the Bay Area.

by Anonymousreply 3704/07/2010

Also born in Maimonides. Grew up in Brooklyn, lived in the West Village for a while, now live in Queens.

by Anonymousreply 3804/07/2010

LOL @ R3. MHB you always crack me up.

by Anonymousreply 3904/07/2010

Born in Methodist Hospital, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Grew up in that neighborhood on 7th. Ave. and 1st, Street.

by Anonymousreply 4004/07/2010

Another Booth Memorial Hospital baby being a native new yorker......

by Anonymousreply 4104/07/2010

Born in Brooklyn.

by Anonymousreply 4204/07/2010

Victory Memorial Hospital in Bay Ridge.

by Anonymousreply 4304/07/2010


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.

by Anonymousreply 4404/07/2010

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 .

by Anonymousreply 4504/07/2010

Born and raised in Queens.

by Anonymousreply 4604/07/2010


Are you comfortable telling what house you're working? Ladder, engine?

by Anonymousreply 4704/07/2010

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!)


by Anonymousreply 4804/07/2010

You are insane R45 and are probably overlooking the fact that many HOT black and latino men were born here in NYC as well.

by Anonymousreply 4904/08/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 5004/08/2010

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.

jealous bitches??

by Anonymousreply 5109/27/2010

Lots of Queens heads.

I'm along w/ r8. I'm from Jamaica Queens and still live here.


by Anonymousreply 5209/27/2010

Born on Staten Island, lived in Flatbush, then Brooklyn Heights. Now West Village.

by Anonymousreply 5309/27/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 5409/27/2010

Born and raised in the Bronx. Moved to LA ten years ago. Really miss NYC and walking!

by Anonymousreply 5509/27/2010

r13, I've lived in Manhattan all my fifty-two years and have never head of Gramercy Hospital. Where was it located?

by Anonymousreply 5609/27/2010

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.


by Anonymousreply 5709/27/2010

MHB was born in a garbage can but was unfortunately found.

by Anonymousreply 5809/27/2010

Close, R58:

by Anonymousreply 5909/27/2010

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6009/27/2010

r57, r13 named "Gramercy Hospital" as a specific facilty.

by Anonymousreply 6109/27/2010

Born Lenox Hill Hospital, grew up in Forest Hills, Merrick, and back in City, now in London! New Yaawwwker!

by Anonymousreply 6209/27/2010

Does upstate count?

by Anonymousreply 6309/27/2010

r11, Lutheran Hospital is still there, in the shadow of the fabulous BQE/Gowanus, not too far from Costco

by Anonymousreply 6409/27/2010

Born in Brooklyn - have never lived anywhere else. Grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant; now in Flatbush

by Anonymousreply 6509/27/2010

Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls NY. Lived there 18 years, then 4 years in Buffalo. Have lived in Queens for 8 years now.

by Anonymousreply 6609/27/2010

Born in Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Lived on East 84th until I went away to college.

by Anonymousreply 6709/27/2010

Brooklyn's Lutheran was at Fourth Avenue and 45th Street, now in a square-block renovated factory at Second Avenue and 55th Street

by Anonymousreply 6809/27/2010

Gramercy Hospital is a block from Hudson U.

by Anonymousreply 6909/27/2010

Born and raised in Rome, NY.

by Anonymousreply 7009/27/2010

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....

by Anonymousreply 7109/27/2010

There were two Lutheran hospitals in Brooklyn. East New York Avenue and Junius Street and the one in Sunset Park, now a "Medical Center."

by Anonymousreply 7209/28/2010

Mary Immaculate Hospital in Jamaica, lived in Cypress Hills until I was 2, then to LI where I lived until my divorce in 1985.

by Anonymousreply 7309/28/2010

Born and raised in Manhattan. Watched the East Village go from drug den to insufferable frat den. Now I live in Brooklyn.

by Anonymousreply 7409/28/2010

bump because I am hoping r22 is still around.

by Anonymousreply 7510/14/2010

Born in Lenox Hill Hospital. My family moved to Long Island City six weeks later.

by Anonymousreply 7610/14/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 7710/14/2010

MHB is in her late 50's or early 60's like we all thought. She's .....quite aged, no?

by Anonymousreply 7810/14/2010

Well, R78, that would explain his obvious dementia.

by Anonymousreply 7910/14/2010

Native New Yorker? Wrote a song about it wanna hear it here it go:

by Anonymousreply 8010/14/2010

Not THIS again.

by Anonymousreply 8110/15/2010

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?

by Anonymousreply 8210/15/2010

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.

by Anonymousreply 8304/11/2013

Brooklyn in the house. Born in Bed-Stuy 11233, now in Flatbush 11226. Never lived outside the borough.

by Anonymousreply 8404/11/2013

No, but over half my life in NYC, which is longer than some native NYer DL'ers have been alive.

by Anonymousreply 8504/11/2013

Born in Bath Beach, Brooklyn, now in Manhattan. 42 years old.

by Anonymousreply 8604/11/2013

One of my Dutch ancestors was so immensely fat, his breeches were used to cheat the Indians on a land deal.

by Anonymousreply 8704/11/2013

"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?

by Anonymousreply 8804/11/2013

You New Yorkers must be truly bored. People from LA don't say what part LA are you from? Just weird.

by Anonymousreply 8904/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9004/11/2013

I think Groucho Marx is also from East 93rd Street.

by Anonymousreply 9104/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9204/11/2013

I was born across 110th street.

by Anonymousreply 9304/11/2013

r93's mother must've had wide legs.

by Anonymousreply 9404/12/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9504/12/2013

Born and raised in upstate NY, now live in NYC

by Anonymousreply 9604/12/2013

4th generation. Great grandparents immigrated at the turn of the last century and we just stuck around.

by Anonymousreply 9704/12/2013

I was born in Brooklyn, and raised in Staten Island. I'm back in Brooklyn now.

by Anonymousreply 9804/12/2013

I'm a fourth generation Angelino, which is almost unheard of.

by Anonymousreply 9904/12/2013

Born, raised, and still in Manhattan. Family in city for centuries. Often-mispronounced thoroughfare in Queens named for our family.

by Anonymousreply 10009/19/2013

Born in upper east side.

by Anonymousreply 10109/19/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10209/19/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10309/19/2013

When Red Hook became upscale, a realty firm suggested changing the area's name to Liberty View.

by Anonymousreply 10409/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10509/25/2013

Another St Luke's baby here. Lived on the UWS while my parents finished at Columbia, then moved to CT when a toddler.

by Anonymousreply 10609/25/2013
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