I’m writing this post during the halftime of the SuperBowl, in which the team of my future city (Pittsburgh) plays. It’s also my second day in the US and I’ve registered some stuff that I find it different here:
If you want go form one place to another, you have to measure the distance using the Manhattan Distance, except if you go South-east and then you can use the Euclidean Distance by using the Broadway.
Other interesting bit that amused me was to see that smoke comes out of sewage covers just like in Ninja Turtles.
Streets are mostly one way, which makes it super easy to guess when to cross the road, but if I would ever driven here, the transit lights would drive me insane. I’d guess around Time Square, 50% of the cars are cabs, 20% are limos or “long cars” and the other 30% regular expensive cars (BMWs, Porsches, some Prius,..). Poor people use the metro, middle-class uses taxis, rich people have their own cars and really rich people have their own drivers.
Fast food is cheaper than proper food (even bought at the super market and not cooked). For instance, bottle water is more expensive than soda. Maybe this is the reason of the NY’ers overweight.