Can We Guess Which NYC Borough You Live In?

By: Mark Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can We Guess Which NYC Borough You Live In?
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About This Quiz

New York's boroughs are as distinctive as the city itself. Each borough attracts or produces a certain crowd, be it cool, working class, elite, or, strangely, suburban. Can we guess where you come from?
Do you like to walk everywhere?
Yes
I love the train.
I like to bike.
I like to drive.

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Do you mind the constant roar of freeways?
I prefer the roar of avenues.
I prefer the noise of airports.
I don't mind it at all!
Give me peace and quiet.

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Do you mind the constant song of sirens?
I love the sound of sirens.
No, I like the roar of a drag race much better.
I'd rather hear constant noise from a cool bar.
I like the sound of gunfire, but not the sound of sirens.

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Do you like being around hipsters?
Sometimes
No way, I prefer striving immigrants.
I loved hipsters before they were... well they aren't really cool. They're post-cool.
I see red when I'm around hipsters.

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How many Italian restaurants within delivery distance is the minimum you can live with?
40
12
30
6

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How much do you need the sky?
Not much
A lot, but I want it full of noise.
A lot, but I want a lot of noise to go with it.
I need sky like I need air.

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Do you mind if your home might be underwater in 100 years?
I mind a bit.
I don't mind much.
I think that would be cool.
I hate the sound of that.

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Do you need to be able to flee without crossing a river?
No
I'd rather flee by boat.
I want to flee by bridge.
I don't want to have to deal with bridges if I have to run.

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Do you like feeling a little bit like you live on the set of a movie?
All the time
No
Occasionally
Only a murder mystery

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How diverse is ideal: merely super diverse, or 100% diverse?
Fairly diverse
Very diverse, but by neighborhood
Totally balkanized by neighborhood
Big, monoracial neighborhoods

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What view do you want to see from your window?
Tall buildings
Airports
Manhattan in the distance
Parks, rivers, or cemeteries

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How close to the subway do you want to be?
I want to be right on a major subway line.
I don't mind a long walk.
I don't mind having to ride a bike or a bus to get to the train.
I don't mind taking cabs or buses.

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Which train is the best train?
The 1
The R
The F
The D

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How close do you want to be to downtown Manhattan?
I want to be in it.
I want to short train ride away.
I wan to be within eyeshot of it, and should be able to cross a bridge to it.
I need to be as far away as possible.

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Do you want to be around the movers and shakers?
I really do.
I don't.
I would like to be a short ride away.
As long as a lot of the elite live nearby, I don't mind being far from the rest.

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Which park is the best park?
Central Park
Forest Park
Prospect Park
Macombs Dam Park

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What's up with Momofuku?
It's a trendy restaurant.
I've got better noodle joints near me.
I love the milk bar!
What did you call me?

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How far away from the lights of Broadway do you want to live?
I want to live really close to them.
I want to live really far from them.
I want to live one really awful train ride from them.
I want to live one really quick train ride from them.

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How jealous do you want your non-New York friends to be?
Very
Not at all
I want them to be green with envy.
I don't have friends outside of New York.

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Which airport do you want to get to?
All of them
LaGuardia
JFK
Newark

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Which direction would you ideally have your country house?
West
East
I wouldn't have one.
North

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How much do you want to spend on rent?
About a third of my income
About a quarter of my income
About three quarters of my income
About a quarter of my income

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Do you wear high heels regularly?
Yes
Only to the office
Rarely
Never

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How fashionable are you?
Very
Not very
Fashionable to a certain set
Not even a little

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Which sitcom do you want to pretend you're living in?
"Friends"
"The King of Queens"
"2 Broke Girls"
"Seinfeld"

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Which song about New York do you like to sing?
Taylor Swift's "Welcome To New York"
Billy Joel's "Miami 2017"
Jay Z's "Empire State of Mind"
Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York"

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How long a commute can you bear?
It has to be short.
It can be really long.
It can't be more than a couple hours.
It needs to be under two hours.

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What industry are you in?
Finance
Service
Media
Medicine

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What sort of people do you want to be around?
Culture vultures
Semi-suburban immigrants
Hipsters
Either elite professionals or working stiffs

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Do you need to have 100 comedy shows available for under $20 per ticket?
Yes, I need that.
Not nearby
Only if no one has heard about them.
No

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