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Growing up in New York City | Off Kilter


Last updated 5/18/2022 at 11:48am

From the Beatles song: “There are places I remember.” Well, among them are growing up in New York City.

Certain things about growing up there are inherently different than growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Let’s look at a few.

The subway: To get around the five boroughs of New York requires that you use the subway from time to time. Now riding the subway has a certain etiquette. Back when I was a kid manners were different than they are today. First, you would always give up your seat to a woman. That practice is largely gone today. Too bad. There was a certain “niceness” in th...

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