Lies New Yorkers Tell Tourists

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Inspired by yesterday’s #Londonliesfortourists entry, I thought I’d try my hand at a few lies for our tourists here in New York via @thehipmunk:

Times Square is the place where locals go to meet and hangout. #NYliesfortourists

Savvy hipmunks know better than to spend any more time than is absolutely necessary in Times Square.

Yesterday’s writeup was a hit on the nyc reddit community, where I proposed we crowdsource a few more. Here’s a sampling of the best — read the full thread here:

foreseeablebananas:
NYU is well loved by the local community in Greenwich Village, which is why they allow the university to build so much.

percival21:
This is where King Kong’s body fell in 1933 from the Empire State Building.

grobertson:
Be sure to tell the taxi driver you’re going to Brooklyn before opening the car door. He’ll be super nice. They love crossing the bridge.

jeanpaulfartre:
if you’re the only one in a subway station late at night you have to hail the subway or it will skip the stop (assuming no one on board has requested a stop).

bridge_girl:
Giuliani implemented fines for walking too slowly on sidewalks. Unruly children may be taken away by the ACS at the city’s discretion in public spaces. Cabs all go downtown; you have to take the subways back up.

scriptedlife:
Everywhere except broadway is rife with criminals, like in gangs of new york.

kittenpaws:
Magnolia bakery is definitely worth the wait.

pavel_lishin:
Subway handles are actually coated with a disinfectant material – it’s simply impossible for germs to stick to them, so don’t worry too much about hygiene after riding the subway.

jaredisle
adds:
In fact if you lick them, not only is it safe, they taste of peppermint.

And if you’ve got a few of your own – for either New York or your hometown – please share them in the comments!

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