NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette

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HarperCollins, Apr 15, 2014 - Humor - 144 pages
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Living in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people (and seemingly twice the number of tourists). In NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, Pyle reveals the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York including the answers to such burning questions as, how do I hail a cab? What is a bodega? Which way is Uptown? Why are there so many doors in the sidewalk? How do I walk on an escalator? Do we need be touching right now? Where should I inhale or exhale while passing sidewalk garbage? How long should I honk my horn? If New York were a game show, how would I win? What happens when I stand in the bike lane? Who should get the empty subway seats?  How do I stay safe during a trash tornado? Each tip is a little story illustrated in simple black and white drawings.

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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

A book after my own heart, containing thoughts I've shared not only in person and on social media, but in an entire book of my own creation. It is good to see my grievances validated, even if it's in ... Read full review

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User Review  - tloeffler - LibraryThing

A great guide to New York people, customs, and ways to avoid being rude. I wish I had read it at the start of the trip, but it was fun to read towards the end and understand why things were the way they were. Good fun! It should be required reading for visitors AND residents! Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Nathan W. Pyle moved from Ohio to New York City in 2008 via Greyhound bus. In addition to illustration, he produces non-fiction television programs. He has a degree in theology.

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