1. Do keep to the right when walking on the sidewalk, except when passing; and always leave room for other pedestrians to pass if you are walking with a group of friends.
2. Do let others exit elevators, buildings and public transportation before you attempt to enter them.
3. Do hold doors open for individuals following closely behind you or for someone who may need a little help entering a building or public transportation.
4. Do give up your seat to someone who may need it more than you—the elderly, a caregiver with small children, a woman who is pregnant—when you are taking public transportation.
5. Do be mindful of others when you are talking or texting on your cell phone when you are in public places: Save your private conversations for private locations.
6. Do be sensitive to others’ enjoyment at restaurants, movies, or any other performances or cultural events by not talking on your cell phone, keeping your voice low when you are having a conversation, and conducting yourself with a sense of decorum.
7. Do smile and take time to give tourists directions. (We want tourists to think New Yorkers are polite, friendly, and helpful.)
8. Do eat in restaurants or other appropriate places, such as the park—not on buses, the subway, or walking down the street.
9. Do show respect for our city streets and public places: Throw your trash in trash cans instead of littering.
10. Do be polite and use the magic words: Say “Please” and “Thank You” to the waitstaff in restaurants, salespeople in stores, and whenever or wherever the situation calls for a “Please” or “Thank You.”
And of course, there's plenty more etiquette tips you overachievers can follow.