Lifestyle You know you're from the Bronx when ... By Brittany Hamlett-Concepcion email@example.com Updated December 17, 2015 2:02 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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 Photo Credit: Violette79 via Flickr ...and you'll save a few bucks! You go to the Bronx Zoo… Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ...but only on the "free day" or on school trips. You refer to neighborhoods by their major roadways Photo Credit: Shannon McGee via Flickr 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 Photo Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York via Flickr The struggle is real. You set up your 'barbecue spot' early at Pelham Bay Park Photo Credit: Emilio Guerra 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 Photo Credit: Krista via Flickr Same food, same layout, but we all know that Johnny's Reef is better. 'Going downtown' means traveling to Manhattan Photo Credit: Angelo Juan Ramos via Flickr 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 Photo Credit: CityLore via Youtube And you know exactly where "The Christmas House" is on Pelham Parkway. You avoid driving along the Grand Concourse at all costs Photo Credit: The All-Nite Images via Flickr There are just too many lights and no parking! Open fire hydrants serve multiple purposes Photo Credit: Anna P. S..... via Flickr 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 Photo Credit: Daniel Case via Flickr It's NOT in Yonkers. You refer to New York City as 'the city' Photo Credit: Arturo Donate via Flickr 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 Photo Credit: Pete Jelliffe via Flickr You can get anything there -- even Christmas presents for your family. You don't do 'brunch' Photo Credit: Magnus D via Flickr You do diner burgers, milkshakes and breakfast 24/7. You avoid Fordham Road like 'the plague' Photo Credit: Google Because it is the plague. 'Jaywalking' doesn't exist Photo Credit: James Anderson Who ever crosses at the 'green?' You don't need a yard when you have a fire escape or stoop Photo Credit: Jim Pennucci via Flickr Suburban yards are overrated. By Brittany Hamlett-Concepcion firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Places to hit in BX's trendy Mott Haven and Port MorrisFrom thrift shops to Bronx-brewed beers, “Antique Row" has always been hot. 14 celebs who hail from the 'Boogie Down' BronxHere are just a few famous Bronxites. 9 things to do in the West BronxHere's what to do, see, eat and more on the west side of the Bronx. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.