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19 Things Only New Yorkers Are Weird Enough To Do

Ninety percent involves expert multitasking.

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1. Strategically jaywalk in zigzags so that not a second is wasted.


The unspoken rule: If the light just turned a solid red, you cross really quickly so that you can breeze through the "walk" light on the next street. Careful about that new law though.


6. Craftily weave through the crowds to get on that fully packed 6 train.

Where there's a will, there's a way, and it usually involves contorting your body for four stops.


13. Ride bikes in traffic, during blizzards, with no helmet on.

Extra points if you wear headphones like the brave soul pictured above.

15. Or just walk really fast even though the people in front of you are taking their time.

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And then swiftly go around them even if you're not in a particular rush to be anywhere. YOU JUST CRAVE THE SPEED.

16. Commit to costumes on every occasion, and then wear them on the subway.


Halloween. Santa Con. Comic Con. The No Pants Subway Ride. People take their costumes seriously here, and there's no shame in it.


17. Wait for hours to watch the ball drop on New Year's.

How do they pee?

18. NOT wait for hours to watch the ball drop on New Year's.

Then again, it's so iconic! Shouldn't everyone go at least once?