Some 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.
Tourist Tips for Visiting NYC in 1920
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