Claiming your New Yorkerness could not be a more controversial subject. After all, natives will claim you're not and never will be, and transplants will fight tooth and nail to make that seven year mark. We say, who cares? Being a New Yorker is more nuanced than a state ID and whether or not you still send an absentee ballot back "home." Here are a few secret signs that you've finally earned the title, no matter how long you've lived in our fair city.

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