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1920s guide to NYC tourist etiquette

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 27, 2014

Gothamist uncovered a NYC guide book from the 1920s called Valentine’s City of New York: A Guide Book. Some of the tips include:

Don’t take the recommendation of strangers regarding hotels… Don’t get too friendly with plausible strangers.

Don’t gape at women smoking cigarettes in restaurants. They are harmless and respectable. They are also “smart.”

Don’t forget to tip. Tip early and tip often.

(via @DavidGrann)

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