What Annoys New Yorkers the Most? Other New Yorkers

What are the most annoying things about New York City? The New York Post surveyed 300 New Yorkers to find out. The number-one thing that annoys New Yorkers? Other New Yorkers. Number two? Non-New Yorkers.

Well, sort of. Here are the most annoying things in New York, according to the survey in the Post, New York's most annoying paper:

The Most Annoying Things in New York, According to New Yorkers

  • 1. People who block subway doors (24.8%)
  • 2. Tourists (20.9%)
  • 3. Cabdrivers on cell phones (12.5%)
  • 4. Drivers who block the box (10.8%)
  • 5. Panhandlers (8.7%)
  • 6. Hipsters (6.2%)
  • 7. Bike delivery guys (5.2%)
  • 8. Film shoots that take over the street (4.2%)
  • 9. Street fairs (4.1%)
  • 10. Tip jars everywhere (2.6%)

But here's a quick translation of that list for people who don't live in New York City:

The Most Annoying Things in New York, According to New Yorkers

  • 1. New Yorkers (24.8%)
  • 2. Non-New Yorkers (20.9%)
  • 3. Cabdrivers (12.5%)
  • 4. Drivers (10.8%)
  • 5. Poor people (8.7%)
  • 6. Young people (6.2%)
  • 7. Healthy people (5.2%)
  • 8. People from Los Angeles (4.2%)
  • 9. Happy people (4.1%)
  • 10. People trying to make ends meet (2.6%)

Anyway, this list is funny because everyone knows that the actual most annoying thing about New York City is NYU, and also Everything About New York City. Bronx resident Aramis Renoso gets it:

I've lived here all my life. The things that annoy you about New York are usually the things that define New York.

[NYP]