Gawker’s Guide to New York City in the Summer

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  05.21.10 | 12:14 PM ET

Brian Moylan offers some advice for peaceful co-existence between visitors and locals on the busy streets of New York this summer—though some of it, like the suggestion that tourists should stay strictly on the beaten path of big-time Manhattan attractions, seems more geared towards the comfort of city-dwellers than the enjoyment of newcomers.

Our own Mike Barish shared his tips for a successful holiday visit to New York this past winter.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

1 Comment for Gawker’s Guide to New York City in the Summer

Grizzly Bear Mom 05.24.10 | 11:03 AM ET

Tourists are the same everywhere.  The want their groups to meet at the bottom/top of the elevator (?), unpack their suitcases in front of the bathrooms(?), stand in line with trunk sized suitcases in the bathrooms because they can only use the same toilet their friends do (?), put their suitcases up on the train seat (did they purchase two tickets?) and agonize over ordering a Big Mac vs a Cheeseburger.  I don’t think its their intention to obstruct others its just that new places are so interesting.  I remember being taught to keep to the right, as in driving a car; and its only logical to take up as little space as possible.  It works everywhere but London and Japan where they drive on the other side of the road.

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