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Reader Letters

Rules of the Road

Re. How to Walk in New York. Let me add a coda:

If you are walking down a sidewalk and you see somebody not looking where s/he’s going, THEY have the right of way.

They are busy people, and something much more important is happening elsewhere that is demanding their attention.

If you bump into a New Yorker on the sidewalk who’s not facing forward, accept your sometimes admittedly less than tactful admonition gracefully and be prepared to act properly next time, and yield to them.

Kevin Walsh
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