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You know you're from the Bronx when ...

If you're from The Bronx, then your pride runs deep.

There's a general cameraderie Bronxites have - - the east side blends with the west side and as do the various ages, cultures and ethnicities.

The northern borough has a very inclusive vibe. So whether you're from Morris Park or the South Bronx, here are some ways you can tell you're from the greatest borough in the city.

Sorry, Brooklyn.

You'll drink bodega coffee over Starbucks any day

...and you'll save a few bucks!
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...and you'll save a few bucks!

You go to the Bronx Zoo…

...but only on the
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...but only on the "free day" or on school trips.

You refer to neighborhoods by their major roadways

One, six, one = 161st Street and Grand
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One, six, one = 161st Street and Grand Concourse in Concourse.

You know there won't be any seats available on the 2 or 5 trains past 180th Street

The struggle is real.
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The struggle is real.

You set up your 'barbecue spot' early at Pelham Bay Park

You better be there by 9 a.m. or
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You better be there by 9 a.m. or else you'll be barbecuing on a bench.

You go to City Island to eat at Johnny’s Reef or Tony’s Pier

Same food, same layout, but we all know
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Same food, same layout, but we all know that Johnny's Reef is better.

'Going downtown' means traveling to Manhattan

And you'll have to spend an hour on
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And you'll have to spend an hour on the subway to get there.

You’d rather see 'The Christmas House' than visit the tree at Rock Center

And you know exactly where
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And you know exactly where "The Christmas House" is on Pelham Parkway.

You avoid driving along the Grand Concourse at all costs

There are just too many lights and no
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There are just too many lights and no parking!

Open fire hydrants serve multiple purposes

They help put out fires but, in the
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They help put out fires but, in the summer, they also serve as free car washes and temporary sprinklers.

You know that Riverdale is in the Bronx

It's NOT in Yonkers.
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It's NOT in Yonkers.

You refer to New York City as 'the city'

Doesn't everyone know this is the only U.S.
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Doesn't everyone know this is the only U.S. city that matters?

You find the best stuff at the bodega or 99 cent store

You can get anything there -- even Christmas
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You can get anything there -- even Christmas presents for your family.

You don't do 'brunch'

You do diner burgers, milkshakes and breakfast 24/7.
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You do diner burgers, milkshakes and breakfast 24/7.

You avoid Fordham Road like 'the plague'

Because it is the plague.
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Because it is the plague.

'Jaywalking' doesn't exist

Who ever crosses at the 'green?'
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Who ever crosses at the 'green?'

You don't need a yard when you have a fire escape or stoop

Suburban yards are overrated.
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Suburban yards are overrated.

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