phpQ8AqpEPM.jpgSome things never change. Ephemeral NY takes a look at a guide of helpful hints for tourists visiting the city in 1920. The list of what not to do came courtesy of Valentine’s City of New York: A Guide Book, and included some of the following gems: "Don't ask a pedestrian where a certain street is. He is usually too busy to stop, and if polite enough to stop, won't know. No New Yorker knows anything about New York." And another kind reminder: "Don't gape at women smoking cigarettes in restaurants. They are harmless and respectable, notwithstanding and nevertheless. They are also smart." For more lexical gold, read the full text here.