Ever change your mind? I thought this was great, but I think the below has persuaded me I was wrong.
I myself think the signs are a dumb idea. Regular commuters should be smart enough to figure this stuff out for themselves, and as for the tourists riding the subway for the first time, are they really in a rush? They’re not, judging by the way they slowly traipse down sidewalks and platforms four abreast, blocking the passage of people who actually have some place to go.
Part of what made NYC, NYC was that it was once a tough place to get by in. People here were survivors, and if they weren’t clever, they got clever, or else they washed out and moved someplace else where they could actually cut it. In short, I think a coddled New Yorker is no New Yorker at all.
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