“New Yorkers are thought to be very tough and thick-skinned. Just the contrary: we are very thin-skinned. We don’t like to be insulted. Most people who live in New York weren’t born here. They come from every country in the world, so they bring with them their own traditions. And one of the traditions is being thin-skinned.”
—Ed Koch is right. New Yorkers are often insensitive to the feelings of others, while being very sensitive when it comes to their own. (Our own.)
Photo by Boss Tweed, from Flickr.