New Yorkers Know Best

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Why do New Yorkers act like they’re smarter and more savvy than the rest of the country? It may just be because they are. But beware: Being the best can be a blessing as well as a curse. New Yorker staff writer Joan Acocella deconstructs the “rude" New Yorker. Plus: the fourth of our weekly segments with travel expert Wendy Perrin, and Francis Morrone on the birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge.


Joan Acocella, Francis Morrone and Wendy Perrin

Brooklyn Bridge's Birthday

The Brooklyn Bridge turns 125 this month, and what started as an epic feat of engineering has taken on the status of top-tier New York City icon. We help mark the date with Francis Morrone, art & architecture critic and columnist for the New York Sun, by spanning the ...

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Underrated Rudeness

What's so great about being polite, anyway? New Yorker staff writer Joan Acocella says while New Yorkers may be rude, that rudeness might be misunderstood.

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Unraveling Traveling: How Not to be an Ugly American

Wendy Perrin, consumer news editor at Condé Nast Traveler, is joining us every Thursday this May for a month-long series on travel. Today's topic: How to avoid the tourist stereotype while traveling. Plus, the pleasures of a "staycation!"

Have any questions for Wendy? ...

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