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09/07/2013 09:13 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2013

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Long Must I Stay Before I Can Quit NYC With Dignity?

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Are you relatively new to this fine metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York at one time... except, of course, those battle-hardened residents who've lived here their whole lives and Know It All. One of these lifers works among us at Gothamist--publisher Jake Dobkin grew up in Park Slope and currently resides in Brooklyn Heights. He is now fielding questions--ask him anything by sending an email here, but be advised that Dobkin is "not sure you guys will be able to handle my realness." We can keep you anonymous if you prefer; just let us know what neighborhood you live in.

This week's question comes from a transplant from Maine:

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