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Old 06-06-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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In Manhattan, walking slowly or stopping in the middle of the sidewalk unless its an emergency is unacceptable. You have to treat the sidewalks with the same rules of the road or you will get run over. While it's not Mumbai or Tokyo, New York during the rush hours or in the tourist areas can get pretty hectic. However, I'm glad we don't have to contend with the day to day pace of Tokyo. Our society is nowhere near as deferential or organized and if we had 40 million people in Greater NY like they do in Tokyo, instead of just 20 million, NY would just be unmanageable.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:13 AM
 
Location: New York City
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The pace is very fast in Midtown and the financial district. Like the above poster said... if you're walking slow, or stopping to dilly-dally, nobody is going to stop for you... you will get run over. It is considered rude to stop in the middle of a sidewalk or walk very slowly (unless of course you're obviously disabled). You should be able to walk with the flow of foot traffic. I myself have always been a very fast walker, so it doesn't bother me in the least. You will quickly learn how to find small openings in groups of people, and weave and navigate your way through them.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: hopefully NYC one day :D
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I believe if you read the second paragraph of my post i answered your question
Oh I know, I wasnt refering to you.

Does anyone have any videos of people walking fast by any chance??
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Certain areas are faster than others. I must say that while NYers move fast I doubt that they have anywhere THAT important to go. I take my time, screw that.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Too Far from Florida!
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it is fast here, hurry to get to work, hurry to get home, hurry to shop, hurry to everything.
That is why I love FLORIDA, SLOW...
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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it is fast here, hurry to get to work, hurry to get home, hurry to shop, hurry to everything.
That is why I love FLORIDA, SLOW...
I think everyone has to move slowly in Florida or they will overheat.
To each his own.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Yea it is but it never bothered me, if I'm walking too slow (mainly because of my weight) then pass. Not too fast paced to handle though. IMO NYC's pace seems to be perfect for me, if only I can get out of D.C. fast enough.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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New Yorkers are rushing to get to work and get home. The rush hours are when the pace is most frenetic. Also, keep in mind that this is a walking city. Everybody walks and you will quickly fall in step. It is not as bad as some say--No one walks over you if your pace is a bit slower. They just leave you behind. However, it is a true 24 hour city with plenty of foot traffic around the clock in the more popular areas.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:33 AM
 
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There is honking everywhere...you must be kidding me.....people lay on their horns day and night in nyc.....get real!
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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There is honking everywhere...you must be kidding me.....people lay on their horns day and night in nyc.....get real!
Yeah... Boston's WAY worse, though!
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