View Full Version : How to handle tourists - Learning from the experts

January 24th, 2003, 12:37 AM
The other day I was on the Jersey City waterfront not far from the new Hyatt. As I was walking, I saw someone holding out a camera taking a picture of himself with the World Financial Center in the back ground. I just kinda glanced at him and continued walking. THEN someone headed for the Ferry (likely a New Yorker Communter) offered to take the picture for him.

"Why didn't I think of that!?" is what I was thinking.

January 24th, 2003, 12:47 AM
I like that attitude. :)

January 24th, 2003, 07:25 AM
Sometimes they have weird cameras.

November 19th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Some Simple Dont's (http://www.archive.org/stream/valentinescityof00browa#page/364/mode/2up) (from the Valentine's City of New York Guide Book, 1920) :D

November 19th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Sometimes they have weird cameras.

Weird how? Meaning non-digital?

November 19th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Don't think you'll get a reply - Fabb hasn't posted in years. That post was made in 2003.

November 19th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Loft did a vintage bump.....

November 19th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Gotta file the good stuff where it belongs ...

Funny how the advice still fits 90 years later.

November 22nd, 2010, 08:04 AM
Watch out of those "smart" women... and don't ask a NYer any questions.... They don't know anything.

November 23rd, 2010, 11:37 AM
Some hilarious advice. Don't leave your jewelry in a public bathroom!

Seriously though, when I see tourists looking lost, maybe peering at a map, I usually offer to point them in the right direction. Living in Midtown, this happens frequently. I often see other New Yorkers giving directions as well. It's an expression of civic pride for many of us. On the other hand, when I see a group of 30 of them choking up the sidewalk, it gets annoying. This time of year my neighborhood is positively swarming with foreign visitors.

November 23rd, 2010, 12:16 PM
You need your NYC official Air Horn MTG!

They banned the electric cattle prod (I<3NY, now MOVE!)... :(