Good Manners in the Big Apple? Get Outta Here!
Byline: ARIEL LEVE
IN NEW YORK THE last time Evening Standard columnist Nick Cohen was in New York he says he was "delighted and surprised by the politeness of strangers".
I can't imagine who he was talking to. Tourists?
After 9/11, there was a brief spate of goodwill here in the city. Reports circulated around the world that New Yorkers were saying thank you - that this made global headlines, says it all. It's true that for a brief period of time, our manners improved. When shoving someone out of the way, we would say "Excuse me" instead of "Move!" And instead of letting the door slam in your face, we'd hold it open until it got too windy. But this …
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Publication information: Article title: Good Manners in the Big Apple? Get Outta Here!. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: January 20, 2006. Page number: 13. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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