The city that never sleeps is wonderful in many ways, but it can also be overwhelming.

Just ask native New Yorker Edie Falco, who admitted on Thursday's Chelsea Lately she has "a love-hate relationship with Manhattan."

"What's the hate part?" Chelsea Handler asked the Nurse Jackie star.

"Everything," Falco quipped. "Everything except the love part."

"I've been there a long time," she continued. "I know what's what. And the claustrophobia is familiar to me, so that's why I've been there such a long time. But every once in a while I'll see a man lying on the street on top of newspapers eating out of a shoe and I'll think, 'You know, there are other ways to live'. I'm not quite sure why call this home, but I do."

And Falco doesn't just know New York from a successful actress's POV: She worked "for many years" in the restaurant business, but admits she "was the most awful waitress!"

"They would ask about the specials, and I was like, 'Nope.' I got too much other s--t to do than to memorize the specials," she recalled. "I hated it. I was rude and mean. A woman threw pennies at me once—that was my tip."

Rude New Yorkers? Imagine that.

Tune in to Chelsea Lately weeknights at 11 p.m. on E!

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