New Yorkers – born, bred, or transplanted – are their own breed. They love to live in one of the most densely populated cities in the country, but they mostly like to pretend like they live there alone – or at least, that the live there among only the people along their daily route that they’ve decided are part of their community.
It’s endearing. I love New York City, and seeing all deserted and quiet is disconcerting, at best.
I’m not the only one who feels that way, either, because these 16 New Yorkers dealing with the status quo are downright hilarious.
16. If everyone was keeping it this real, we’d all be better off.
Don’t be offended; we’re all just trying to keep each other safe.
Good Morning from the Bronx pic.twitter.com/DawbAzMjZA
— KAY ELECTRONICA (@Kia4Realz) April 6, 2020
15. Broadway has all of the answers, as usual.
That goes double for Dear Evan Hansen.
Everyone: Realistically, how long do we think we’ll be quarantined inside our apartments in New York City?
Evan Hansen: pic.twitter.com/Qaa8TqxTfb
— Benj Pasek (@benjpasek) March 17, 2020
14. That seems about right.
I wish that was a real picture, though, don’t you?
This photo of the Hudson River was taken yesterday. The earth is healing. We are the virus. pic.twitter.com/QDTizi2i6Q
— Mark Lee (@meesterleesir) April 12, 2020
13. It’s the opera in their genes, I guess.
New Yorker’s veins are full of piss, vinegar, and Irish whiskey.
italy: people singing
new york: people screaming GO THE f*ck HOME out their windows
i love this city https://t.co/LXkhza59As
— Klaudia Amenábar (@kaludiasays) March 16, 2020
12. When the biggest cities agree, there must be something going on.
I don’t know what, but it’s something.
“MAKE THE RICH PAY FOR COVID-19” graffiti in Albuquerque, Edinburgh, London and New York. pic.twitter.com/IihfC3tsh4
— ▵ (@antichiprofumi) April 15, 2020
11. It will never be the same.
It was a nice try, though.
Trying to recreate the view from my New York apartment. It’s not the same ? pic.twitter.com/nGkCpNBTs7
— Tyler Mead (@Meadbymead) April 8, 2020
10. No one is probably judging you right now.
We’re all entertaining ourselves however we can.
pov: ur my neighbors watching me take quarantine selfies during golden hour from across the street because this is nyc and there is no privacy pic.twitter.com/sgNz5uLuZU
— alex?¿ (@alexwestnyc) April 16, 2020
9. Even if this was just for the performance, it’s hilarious.
If it wasn’t, that’s even better.
Yeaaaaah ..that’s right pic.twitter.com/Wwg0RzH06W
— AMAZINACE (@AMAZINACE) March 14, 2020
8. This update warms my heart.
Blair Waldorf would make fun of me for saying that.
SPOTTED: nobody. looks like social distancing is the name of the game and our upper east siders are lonier than Lonely Boy himself – but could something be brewing behind those walls? xoxo gossip girl https://t.co/iy67UdMsSN
— no (@miskeencore) March 22, 2020
7. Just so everyone is clear on where we stand.
They’re not rude, they’re to the point.
New Yorkers being New Yorkers #NYC #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/vcACewwnZY
— Ali (@GreatAli5) April 6, 2020
6. A New Yorker who knows where she came from.
Meg Ryan and When Harry Met Sally are NYC, didn’t you know?
I made Covid 19 days of the,week underpants#COVID19 #CoronavirusNYC #coronaviruscraftingathome pic.twitter.com/K2yHQZoQKb
— Natasha Price (@lookcows) April 12, 2020
5. We’re all just going to start carrying tape measures.
You could make a fortune with something portable that just measures 6 feet.
Social distancing #CoronavirusNewYork pic.twitter.com/wepndsTYc2
— Wale S Akerele (@akerele_s) April 10, 2020
4. It’s not just the going places, either.
The lights and sounds are comforting, after a while.
feel like pure sh^t just want her back x pic.twitter.com/d8qvR6xmgZ
— I miss the M train (@mta_bitch) April 1, 2020
3. Why is this so uplifting, though?
Kind of brings a tear to your eye.
Only in New York!!! pic.twitter.com/CzAbx78OfO
— ?☕?Ibrakeforcoffee?☕? (@KarenKnoeb) April 1, 2020
2. That Yankee’s lid though.
The virus is jammin’.
COVID19 after spending 1 day in New York #Coronavirusnyc pic.twitter.com/6O7av95a6p
— Tactical Monkey ? (@TacMonkeyTV) April 16, 2020
1. Please, never change.
It wouldn’t be America without you, truly.
New York, I love you. pic.twitter.com/qrX4iXLhv6
— Ben Erotarebil (@terratologist) April 2, 2020
I would expect nothing less from New Yorkers, you guys. They are doing the lord’s work and I hope they’re all staying safe.
How are you coping? Is anything like this happening in your town? Let’s share the funnies in the comments!