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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NYC tips and etiquette

The book NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, which came out yesterday, made me laugh. New York is so weird! It's funny how he managed to notice the little things that become second nature after living here for a while. Here are some animated examples...
You can find the book here, if you'd like. Can't wait to read all of them. Congrats, Nathan!

P.S. How to flag a cab, and how NOT to look like a tourist.

52 comments:

Sarah said...

Hilarious! Toronto is pretty much exactly the same. :)

Catee said...

Aah! I love this. The last one pretty much sums up my feelings about living here in a nutshell.

Nathan W. Pyle said...

Hello! Nathan W. Pyle here - thank you so much for the kind words! I just was alerted to this column. It's my first book (both real book and animated Apple ebook), and I'm quite excited!

Maggie C said...

Every single one! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Meadow said...

Lol these are cute. I can relate to the closing the door one.. my city gets COLD. Also, you'd think people in ANY city would get subway etiquette by now! I looove the bed graph one hahaha. Too funny.

StephNav said...

This is so great - I can't wait to share with my husband, who is the worst NYer! He hasnt gotten the hang of a lot of these, and I sometimes get embarrassed! I'm always telling him to speed up when we're walking, he looks like a tourist most of the time.

Amanda said...

That's awesome! So why is the train car empty?...

Brooksie said...

Ditto on the train car question. (I plead living in Kansas naivete.)

Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life said...

OMG, yes!!

http://americanmadeguidetolife.blogspot.com/

That's Not My Age said...

I love this! And I'm going to buy two copies - one for me and one for my brother who lives in NYC. Brilliant.

martini said...

Why is the train car empty? Is it because there's... a poo?

miniyo said...

So funny!!

Rebecca DaFashionista said...

Omg! As a New Yorker, I have to agree that this is spot on. It's a great city with many quirks indeed. This post just gave me such a good laugh. I think I might get this book as a gift for my non-NYer friends.

Xx,
Rebecca
www.beckabellastyleinspirations.com

Katie said...

Those are so funny (and so true)! Thanks for sharing!

Kerizii Rose said...

I am visiting NYC in August with my girlfriend and I have been LIVING on your blog! just wanted to say thanks. :)

Gardenella said...

I did not understand #30. Any one can explain that to me,
Thanks,

Carrie said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Olga Galchenko said...

@gardenella - Because it is foul smelling. (To put it lightly. :) SF has the saaaaaame problem.

13bees said...

ha! beware the empty train car....

Michelle Cyprus said...

Haha - so funny. I think lots of these can translate well to other big cities too. :)

- Michelle at PermanentDaydream.com

Kiley Kate said...

Hilarious! A lot of these apply to Chicago too. The couple holding hands especially; my boyfriend gets "walk rage" when we have to go around people like that on the sidewalk.

Karen A. said...

I LOVE this. I feel like this book should be mandatory if you move to NY. Or even if you come visit! Living near midtown, the tourists and their lack of manners (i.e. stopping right in the middle of the sidewalk) are what frustrate me most. I just wish they were more considerate of people walking behind them. Great post!

xo,
Karen

Rachel Medlock said...

So, so funny. I cracked up all the way through this post.

xx,
Rachel
Suppose Anything Goes


MollColl said...

These are so perfect. Sometimes I miss my NYC days and these bring me right back...

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

Amazing animation! I laughed when I saw this book yesterday. It is beyond true. When I first went to NYC the trash at night was a sight to see given that in Scottsdale, trash was only picked up once a week. Ha.

Joanna Goddard said...

the train could be empty for a number of gross reasons—the air conditioning is broken, someone peed in it, etc....but you should never go in!

kidecals said...

Perfect timing! We will be in NY for a wedding in two weeks!! Thanks for all the great related posts too!

pilar said...

so much of this also applies to life here in Chicago! so great! xx

Kristin Fleming said...

Ha ha ha every one of these is true. I really want to send this book to a friends. He would get a kick out of it.

jm said...

Love the one about the radiator. So tur.

Marty Alix said...

I was only in New York for 5 days when I was there. But definitely saw some of these when I was there. I will make sure to keep my eye out when I am back in the summer. Love this!
www.alaalix.blogspot.com.au

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Hahaha these drawings are so adorable, and totally true! You can act as weird as you want on the sidewalk....just actually stay on the SIDE and out of the way!

Polliejean said...

It seems to me they are basic common sense tips for any first world city. I relate to most of them and I've never lived in NY. I can give the example of Berlin, London and even Lisbon.

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

What a great post to start day with! Thank you! Absolutely loved it. x

Missy said...

if im perfectly honest, this list reinforces the reasons why i am so happy to not live in nyc anymore.

Zo Mposula Jütte said...

Some of these etiquettes could easily apply in Copenhagen, especially the first one.

Samantha said...

Hahaha this had me cracking up. I haven't been to NYC but I am going to be thinking of this when I do finally make it there!!

Sam xx
http://in-aeternum.net

Mother Down Under said...

Ha ha…this makes me miss NYC so much!
Brisbane isn't that pedestrian and so people here have no idea how sidewalks work!

Puti Lenggo Geni said...

hahahah... reality of life

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great advice, especially that people are planning their summer vacations.

XO,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Hanna Lee said...

All hilarious & too true :] Not to mention when u're behind a couple holding hands in a very tight sidewalk, it becomes awkward! Whether to cross the st or to just walk behind them the same pace haha.
www.speakstyleandrock.com

Wesley Verhoeve said...

so good hahaha

Alexandra Hedin said...

This is my new favorite book! My six year old totally dug it too.

Gloria Munoz said...

So true! I had a closet full of broken $5 umbrellas when I lived in NYC. Thanks for the laugh and memories.

Cheryl said...

Don't even live there but it's hilarious!

Brooklynbee said...

I have another piece of NYC etiquette to add - Don't talk to anyone on the subway, ever, for any reason! Never! Ever! No matter what!

gigglinggourmand said...

This is so awesome. I wish somebody would make a London one. I bet it would also be hilarious.

Donna W said...

This really made my day! We can definitely relate here in Toronto. I always wonder why people feel the need to take up the entire sidewalk. It always happens when I'm in a rush!
The whole empty train scenario gets pretty annoying during rush hour as well.
Thanks for sharing.:)

Shop White Plum said...

This is hilarious! Cracks me up! There are some things that are true for me anywhere I go. For example, I cannot stand when people take up an entire sidewalk when walking (or standing) and I can't get around them! My patience goes out the window like THAT!

@shopwhiteplum

Emily said...

Saw a buzzfeed article with these too - really so many truths! I only wish the book somehow magically animated like these pics.

Rachael Phillips said...

I LOVE this! Off to NYC in a few weeks so this is perfect!!

Hena Tayeb said...

haha.. love this.

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