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How to be a Proper New Yorker: Tip No.4

Ask For Directions

We may have a map and a compass-like mind
Let's ask anyway, what we're trying to find

One may be a fantastic detective
but asking directions gives a different perspective

The locals know what's what and what's not
maybe that bar isn't really our kind of hot...

Get Lost

Using all our incredible senses
is not among life's biggest offenses

Let's put the smartphone away 
and wonder about, just stray

Explore and experience more!

Isn't that what we're all here for?

How to be a Proper New Yorker: Tip No.2

Know thy Neighbor

Say hello, talk about the weather or the mail
Eye contact, a smile, let's not just bail

Not only is this polite
but may be helpful that dark, rainy night

when we ring their doorbell and say “Please,
would you let me in? I forgot my keys”

And thy Neighborhood

If we're moving here or visiting from afar
remember, others have been where we are

Though we may feel like explorers in our newfound 'hood
the family down the street has been here since the Knicks were really good

Let's respect the exchange
between change and history's range

Each person with a different story
-- New York City's true glory