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Old 06-10-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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My girl just came to this country last year. And I wonder if she just walk slow or she just not used to the fast walking. Im always waiting for her. LOL
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:00 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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not only walk s l o w l y, but STRETCHED ACROSS THE WHOLE SIDEWALK HOLDING HANDS!
i can't stand ppl that do that. they might not be holding hands but they are all together, talking, walking slowly and side by side. WHY.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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Sidewalk walking follows the same rules as two way roads. Slow walkers walk close to the buildings or close to the street. The closer you are to the imaginary divider down the middle the faster you walk. Congestion is using caused by tourists in groups who double and triple walk. A tourist is anyone who does not work or live within the boroughs. Every once in awhile you will see a "Harvey Wallbanger". They walk fast, jumping from lane to lane and actually dont get anywhere any faster than the go with flow fast walker (you see them driving daily, and for some reason you keep on passing em).
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: The Bronx
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the tourists really kill the scene. 'ohhh look at that, lets take a picture' and its jam packed. they literally create collisions. i go out of my way whenever this happens and tell them Take ur friggin pictures when theres less people around you IDIOTS

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Old 06-11-2010, 03:22 PM
 
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LMAO !! I hate that. I also hate when you have that family or group of friends of like 6/7 people and they all wanna walk side by side ! GET OUT OF THE WAY !!!!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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On another thread about this some time ago, somebody was complaining about tourists who actually not only walk s l o w l y, but STRETCHED ACROSS THE WHOLE SIDEWALK HOLDING HANDS!

Obnoxious behavior like that, sooner or later somebody's gonna shoot 'em--rightfully so--and then it will get in the news and look like it's all Big Bad New York's fault again.

Yeah, I actually have to correct myself, class trips from out of state are just marginally worst offenders than tour groups or other tourists. This is mainly because the teachers have no clue how to control their kids or what the etiquette of the city is because they're usually from Ohio or somewhere similar. For example, you can clearly tell the little kids on trips from the Bronx that are visiting somewhere in the city on a school trip because they get out of the way and the teachers aren't afraid to yell at them to conduct themselves appropriately. It's like they instinctively know how to form perfect lines and walk around in the city. Unlike class trips of teenagers clearly not from the Tri-State area who literally stop and clog up entire critical arteries in the FiDi because their teacher wants to point out the NYSE. It creates a really awkward situation because no one really wants to make a scene, but then you're forced to and there is STILL a delayed reaction because they don't even realize they're doing something that's frowned upon and when the teachers finally instruct the kids to move, the kids are equally confused and don't know which way to shift to get out of the way - awkward, just really awkward.
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