Category Archives: Etiquette

Great Expectorations: Public Spitting in New York City

Smatterings of clear, viscous liquid readily dot the streets and sidewalks of New York City. No, it’s not the rain. It’s spit. An anti-spitting ordinance has been in place in New York City since 1886, but some New Yorkers still … Continue reading

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The Pest Next Door

Everyone loves a good neighbor – the kind of person who you’d trust to feed your goldfish and watch your house while you’re away on vacation. Unfortunately for some people, the person down the hall makes moving seem worthwhile. Dealing … Continue reading

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What’s your umbrella etiquette?

With fall showers in full swing, now is a good time to discuss proper umbrella etiquette. Or rather, the lack thereof. On rainy days New Yorkers duke it out in the subway and on cramped sidewalks wielding colorful umbrellas as … Continue reading

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Do You Know How Pretty You Are?

A few years ago I walked with four female friends down a street in Brooklyn. We laughed loudly as we made our way to a nearby restaurant. Suddenly six men who wore baseball caps cocked to the side and were … Continue reading

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