If you've ever been to New York, or even New Jersey for that matter, there's one thing you will notice almost immediately. People honk A LOT. And by a lot, I mean all. the freaking. time.
Seriously, how is everyone so stressed? It's the road rage capital of the world over here. I'm pretty sure the entire 3 months that I was in Arizona, I could count on one hand the number of times I heard someone honking.
I couldn't even do that after 5 minutes of being in the city. Sometimes I feel like people honk just to honk. If they haven't heard a honk for a minute or two they do it just to make sure they keep the city nice and loud and uh, honky (??).
It's all part of the energy and feel of New York so they are just doing their part to help out.
Interestingly enough though, I noticed a sign where we live, an area with a fair amount of honking--seriously, do people not get that we have a sleeping baby?!?!--that said "Honking is prohibited."
In the city, it's not only prohibited, it's punishable with a fine.
But seriously, the sign? Did they really think that was going to be effective? Luis and I like to tally up how much money they would have earned as we walk the streets. The city is missing out on some serious cash.
Good effort NYC, good effort.