better living etiquette

Gracious Living in NYC

With unruly drivers, persistent traffic, and people rushing here and there, it’s not always easy to maintain patience and grace in our daily interactions.  Yet, in a city where we occupy such close quarters, small gestures of kindness go a long way!  Below are some quick and easy tips to help facilitate gracious living in NYC:

  • Always wait for others to exit a bus/train before you enter
  • Try not to take calls while on public transport, unless absolutely necessary
  • Offer assistance to someone who has their hands full (ex: carrying multiple bags or pushing a stroller) by opening a door for them or helping to carry a stroller up a flight of stairs (if you are able to)
  • Hold the door for the person behind you
  • If you are texting or checking something on your phone while on the sidewalk, move to the side so people can pass you
  • Aim to be patient and understanding when a service is taking longer than expected
  • Bumping into someone on the street or a crowded train is inevitable, just acknowledge it with a quick apology and a smile


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