Ah, here's the real New York. This one's much closer to the mark.
To be honest, these are not limited to native New Yorkers (except "I grew up in..."), but to anyone who lived in the City during the 1970s or 1980s. I would replace yoga studios with nail salons, but "that used to be..." is a staple of that town. "I remember when this place was a...." earns you a merit badge towards your Real New Yorker ID.
And muggings and dead people on the subway, but no masturbators? What's up with that?
Many thanks to johngoldfine!