It’s the time of year when the streets of Morningside Heights, Greenwich Village and a few other neighborhoods are filled with new, unfamiliar faces: college freshmen. Various guides on paper and on the Internet tell these students what they should see and do in their new hometown.
Here, then, is the opposite, from the staff writers of The New York Times: a list of things they should not do.
Don’t fall asleep on the subway
Don’t drink too much beer and use the street as a toilet
Don’t ask a cabbie (or anyone else) to take you to “HUGH-ston” Street
Don’t play chess for money with the hustlers in Washington Square Park
Don’t try to swim in the River
Don’t count on following the highway signs to get to Yankee Stadium.
Don’t spend money on condoms
Don’t order bottled water
Don’t light up in a bar
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