Here Are Some Lessons for All the Novice New Yorkers Out There [VIDEO]

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 at 9:20 am by
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Fresh off the boat newcomers to New York City are forced to learn fairly quickly about the way things work in this town. It’s a science, as any longtime denizen will tell you. There is proper protocol for every bit of minutia from subway etiquette to walking the sidewalks and hailing cabs. Volumes (or videos) could be crafted on the matter.

One local filmmaker named Ethan Minsker was up for the task, and created a hilarious series of snarky shorts to explain these lessons to novice New Yorkers. In classic deadpan delivery (alongside frequent bird flipping), Minsker provides tips to the clueless. Some of the better lines include:

“If you don’t to move out of my way, then I’m going to show you real quick.”

“Red lights are merely a suggestion here.”

“You should never have to wait more than fifteen minutes to get into a restaurant.”

“If you find a place in your neighborhood that you like, you should try to support it. Otherwise it’ll get replaced by a fast food restaurant.”

Minsker is also the co-founder of the Antagonist Movement, a collection of artists, writers, and musicians based in the East Village. You can find out more about the group here.

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