Transplants Are New Yorkers, Too
Were you born in NYC? Have you lived here your entire life? Do you wander through comment sections of websites like this one, swinging your Five Borough birthright like a club at any non-native man, woman, or child who dares to hold personal opinions about "your" city?
As some of you know, I live in Brooklyn. Before that, I lived in Manhattan, Virginia, Vermont, New Jersey, and glamorous, post-industrial Connecticut, where I was born in 1988. I haven’t lived in Connecticut since I was six. Am I "from" any of those places? All of them? Some of them?
Does it matter?