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Cartoon book explains New York City dos and don'ts


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These tips are great ! They apply to Japan too, - - - -- and, well, everywhere where there are a lot of people . Pretty ubiquitous.Neat idea

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To me, New York is like Tokyo or any other megacity: Great place to visit, couldn't pay me to live there.

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If a police officer says "freeze", then dont move.

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If a police officer says "freeze", then dont move.

Lol! So true!

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If a police officer says "freeze", then dont move. This is not a laughing matter.

This is important information although "police officer" should be replaced by "anyone, anywhere". There was a Japanese student in the States who was trick-a-treating a few years ago. Someone told him to freeze, but he didn't because he did not know that usae of the word, and it cost him his life. In some parts of the U.S. a property owner can legally shoot someone on his property.

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Common senses isn’t it?

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Adhere to the “ideal walking formation” for a pedestrian quartet (not four abreast, but two by two).

Despite being a native New Yorker, I've never been insistent on exporting my cultural values when abroad.

But this one -- this one right here -- needs to be drilled into the heads of Tokyoites until it becomes second nature. I can't count the number of times I've come upon people walking three and four abreast and taking up the entirely of a thin sidewalk and then not budge even when it's clear that the person going in the opposite direction has literally no way to get by them. It's like each of the four is waiting for another member to let the stranger go by. And all four are making faces lik it's you, not them, who is the problem.

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