The Art of Walking

It takes some fancy footwork to navigate New York’s mean streets

By María Villaseñor and Oliver Morrison

Walking is a crucial mode of transportation for New Yorkers. But it’s also an art form.

The crowd is its own obstacle — not to mention scaffolding, food carts, tourists, slow walkers, construction and smokers. It’s clear that savvy walkers in the city need to develop their own system of navigation.

Here we show the many maneuvers that make up the Art of Walking in New York City.

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