Various schools of thoughts on the minimum requirements
Live in New York City for 10 years.
Live in each of the five New York City boroughs for at least one year.
Live in New York City for at least a year and be both the stepchild and the spouse of a New York filmmaker.
Attend at least 13 Billy Joel concerts at MSG, and one of those has to be floor seats.
Portray a dead person on at least two Dick Wolf-created TV shows.
Receive a gift basket from Derek Jeter.
Strum a guitar in Times Square in your underwear for at least five months.
Sign a 12-month lease on an apartment with Ethan Hawke.
Get into a fistfight with a livery cab driver, a guy on the subway and John McEnroe.
Have one of Jerry Orbach’s eyes.