Every city comes with its own set of stereotypes. Los Angeles has its green juices and cocaine, Paris has its croissants and cigarettes. But New York, with its ever diverse population spanning cultural, social, and economic spectrums, is a little harder to pin down. We've got gala gowns and pizza rats, bodegas and Le Bilboquet, and no matter what, we'd all put aside our differences to point and laugh at someone who didn't know how to pronounce "Houston Street" correctly. The rest of the world may not understand us, but real New Yorkers get each other. Trying to catch up? Click through for a cheat sheet.

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