Cultural Faux-Pas in New York
Seen on YMFY via Quora, here’s a fairly comprehensive list of NYC faux pas. Some, like using directional words like “North” instead of “Uptown,” can’t truly be considered in the realm of faux pas as no New Yorker (or, really, decent human being) would/should take offense, but it’s a useful list nonetheless. A few of them are genuinely useful in the sense that people might not otherwise realize they’re acting out of place. For instance, the 1-2 block rule about hailing a cab in the same vicinity as another — chalk it up to ignorance on my part since I so rarely take cabs, but I never would have realized that it could seem like I’m trying to muscle someone else out of a taxi.
New Yorkers — anything else you’d add? A major one for me is to always, always wait for people to exit the subway car before you step into it!
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