"You must hang out in Times Square all the time, huh?"
I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve “hung out” in Times Square, and the majority of those times were to do so ironically and/or eat unlimited salad and breadsticks at the giant Olive Garden (slightly less ironically, because unlimited salad and breadsticks are no joke). Times Square may be something you need to see once in your life, but people who actually live in New York tend to stay away from it the same way locals in Vegas avoid the Strip.
"It smells like piss everywhere"
OK, it’s not everywhere. Just, you know, on certain subway platforms. Occasionally some of the actual trains. And perhaps several Downtown streets during the summer months. But just relax with your generalizations!
"Why don't we/you take a cab/Uber?"
Cabs and Ubers are fantastic, but when you live here fulltime, for most they’re considered a luxury. Remember, it’s not cheap to live here. So unless it’s hailing golfballs (rain/snow is fine) or you’re coming home late from far away, it’s subway or walking all the way. Maybe a Citi Bike. Because as Ross Geller so famously said: “Who am I, Rockefeller?”