Random NYC Tip.3 (Crowds)
It might sound crazy or antiquated, but the best when you’re in a rush the best way to get through a crowd is to walk directly into oncoming [pedestrian] traffic. Those not from the city might be picturing themselves getting trampled right about now, but it’s nothing like that. Think about it, how is the person in front of you going to know you want to get ahead: they can’t see you. So you spend countless seconds walking like you’re in Downtown Beijing, stepping on people’s heels when you could’ve been where you were going already. “Wait” is truly a four-letter word here, we can’t do it. The New York , New Yorker walks into the oncoming lane of people and knowing how ‘real recognizes real,’ everyone moves accordingly…the not-so-natives freeze up like deers in headlight and that’s where the trampling imagery comes from.