Where in New York Should You Live?

By: Mark Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Where in New York Should You Live?
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About This Quiz

New York: The Empire State. More than just New York City (which isn't the state capitol by the way), New York State is a huge state with wetlands, coastal islands, magnificent mountains and Great Lakes access. Where in New York should you live?
Are you a big sailor?
I like a good ferry ride.
I love sailing on lakes.
I've gone to Lake George once.
I'm AMA certified, I was on crew at Harvard, and I own a yacht.

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Are you hip?
I'm so hip, brah.
What? I have hips. Does that make me hip?
Not even a little.
I'm too rich to worry about that.

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Are you outdoorsy?
Not even a little.
I'm so outdoorsy, it'll make you sick.
I'm a little outdoorsy.
I go camping all the time on the private beach next to my gigantic castle.

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Are you into politics?
When we had the election, I cried.
No.
That's all I care about.
I do complain about it a lot.

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Are you a culture vulture?
Totally.
A little.
A tiny bit.
I pretend I am.

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How up on technology are you?
I keep up with the times.
I don't care much for it.
As long as Blackberry stays in business, I'm happy.
I only care about tech if it is expensive and a status symbol.

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Do you mind having to drive long distances to see things?
Yes, very much.
Not at all.
Only a little.
I pay someone to do that for me.

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Do you love the Olympics?
They're alright on TV.
I love the Winter Games.
They're just a distraction.
If I can schmooze an athlete, then it's cool.

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Do you need a little airport nearby?
I need lots of airports nearby.
One small airfield will do.
One regional airport will do.
One private airfield will do, if my Gulfstream will be able to land there.

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Do you like being around rich people?
Yes, but not just rich people.
I don't care about that.
Power is better than money.
If they aren't rich, they aren't people.

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Are you stylish?
Very.
I don't worry too much about that.
No, I'm a mess.
I pay someone to ensure that I am.

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What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Zipcar.
A 4x4.
A hatchback.
I don't drive! I have a man for that, and I'm not paying him to just sit there playing Candy Crush on his iPad all day!

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It's raining. What do you do with your day off?
I see a movie.
I carve a new paddle for my canoe.
I go for a walk.
I buy things online.

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It's sunny. What do you do with your day off?
I go to the park.
I go for a hike.
I go play sports.
I go to the beach.

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Do you mind a long commute to work?
Define long.
Yes, I mind.
No, I don't mind.
Work? As in, a job? What happened to my trust fund?

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How would you feel about a long commute by car?
Sounds like Hell.
Sounds like a pain, but at least it's comfortable.
Sounds normal to me.
As long as I'm not driving, it's fine.

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How would you feel about a long commute by public transportation?
Fine.
I'd rather not take public transport.
If that's the best I can do, it's okay.
Do you mean like, Uber or Blade?

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Can you afford a home that costs upwards of $300,000?
Yes, but it will hurt.
No.
Not quite.
What? Do you expect me to live in a hovel?

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Can you deal with extreme cold?
If I have to.
Yes, and I love it.
I can, but I'm not going to take risks.
I will pay someone to handle that for me, thank you.

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Can you deal with extreme heat?
Yes.
Not too well.
If push comes to shove.
I'll just crank up the AC.

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What is your favorite smell?
Unspecified drugs being used somewhere on my street.
Maple.
Pine.
Caviar.

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How do you feel about strangers trying to strike up conversations with you?
Fine.
No thank you.
That depends on who they work for.
I want to sit inside my soundproof car and not even talk to my driver.

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How do you feel about wildlife?
Ugh, gross.
Wildlife is the best.
A few raccoons don't bother me
Do you mean wild nightlife? Sounds good to me!

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How do you like to shop?
I like to have lots of places where I can compare prices, and buy anything.
Online.
I like to go to malls.
I have a butler for that.

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What industry are you a part of?
Media.
I run a local business.
Politics.
Finance.

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What area of New York would you like to visit, outside of where you live?
The Hudson Valley.
Lake George.
The Catskills.
The North Shore.

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What's your favorite food?
Artisinal cheese.
Barbecue.
McDonald's fries.
Steak.

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What sound would bother you the most at night?
Crickets' incessant chirping.
Sirens.
Music.
The moans of starving poor people.

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Do you need reliable high speed internet?
Yes.
Not really.
It'd be nice.
It's important to me.

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If you were to write the New York state motto, what would it be?
Onward and upward.
The shining summit.
It's not totally corrupt.
We've got all the bling, suckers.

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