In that regard they're no different from anyone else. I've seen the same attitude from people who live in towns of less than 10,000 and have never been anywhere else in their lives. The whole world revolves around Aunt Tillie's cafe and why it takes the mailman an hour to deliver to Mrs. Winslow's.
What kind of ticks me off is portrayals of NYC by media located other places, portrayals that assume everyone else is familiar with the geography of the city, and the cultural connotations of various areas. Television programs, movies, and books often assume the mention of a certain area is funny to the rest of the country, or that everyone knows where each bridge goes, or the significance of particular subway stations. Sorry, but most of us don't even know where the World Trade Center was.
FYI, for the benefit of the casual reader, TR is not located in NYC. Any American bias in the articles is not due to thinking the world revolves around NYC.
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