Screaming ‘Go Guy’ Directs Traffic at Delancey and Chrystie
A double-amputee in the intersection of Delancey and Chrystie Streets screams at traffic daily, catching the attention of locals who are both irked and driven to help.
It goes like this. The wheelchair-bound man – whose legs were amputated – shouts orders at the top of his lungs. He’s apparently a resident of a nearby halfway house, and nicknamed the “Go Guy” because he yells “Go, go, go” to cars all day long.
“Many of us who live nearby feel bad for him and don’t want him in trouble,” a Forsyth Street resident tells us. “But also the noise has become an enormous nuisance.”
Indeed, his “go-go” calling is audible at least one city block in every direction. When the man isn’t screaming, he uses a whistle. For hours on end. Daily.
Neighbors also fear for his safety.
“I’ve repeatedly called Homeless Services, CB3, 311, and City Council. Everyone has told me they’re powerless – that no matter what, he always comes back. The answer from every department is referrals.”