07/24/2014 02:22 pm ET Updated Jul 24, 2014

The Moment She Realized She Was A REAL New Yorker

Quintessential New York moments come in wild nights, near-death experiences, and unexpected acts of kindness. It's these times that make us feel like we have truly become a part of the naked city.

In this video series, we asked people across the city for their best, scariest, craziest or happiest New York moments. Their answers, like the city itself, were eclectic and unexpected.

For one young woman, the moment came on a night when disaster struck, and she reacted in a way she never thought possible...

Every New Yorker has that one story they love to tell about themselves and the city. We look forward to hearing yours!