- Pedestrians ignore traffic signals.
- So do drivers.
- It is apparently illegal to drive in New York without honking at least once a block.
- Whoever came up with numbering the streets and avenues and arranging them in a grid should be both knighted and nominated for sainthood. (I still went the wrong way a few times, don't get me wrong, but at least I KNEW early that I was messed up.)
- The guy selling $5 silk pashminas on nearly every corner? Those are neither silk nor pashmina, but they're quite nice for $5.
- Despite the stereotype, everyone I spoke to was friendly. (Perhaps too friendly, in the case of the pizza worker who wanted to come visit me in my hotel room. He took the rejection well, I'll say that for him. :)
- Every store that I think, "Hey, I've heard of that!" is far too expensive for me.
- I love this city. :)
P.S. That pizza guy will be in a book sooner or later, I guarantee. Too funny a story not to use. And yes, he was serious, I think. I didn't mean to laugh, but he surprised me so much I couldn't help it. If I change my mind, I'm supposed to go back to see him, so I think I'll just stay off that block for the rest of the trip!