Escalators are used around the world to move pedestrian traffic in places where elevators would be impractical. Principal areas of usage include department stores, shopping malls, airports, transit systems, convention centers, hotels, arenas, stadiums and public buildings. Last timeIchecked, New York was in America. Standing on the right. Moving on the left. For Single escalators, if someone says “excuse me” please move aside. It’s only sense; costs nothing to use it —->Native New Yorker.