New Yorker rudely lectures tourists on manners5/29/2012
New York's elevated High Line park has boosted the profile of Chelsea, the trendy neighborhood through which it stretches, and become a popular tourist attraction. One resident has taken the low road to express dismay at the park's visitors, posting signs lecturing tourists to "please consider how you would feel if 3 million people a year from around the world trampled your street, your neighborhood and your local park, and act accordingly -- in the way that your morals or religion or general human consideration would dictate." Some New Yorkers are pissed off at the pissed-off poster. "Dear Chelsea, Nice problem to have. Wanna trade? Sincerely, Bedford-Stuyvesant," writes one blog commenter, referencing a far less fashionable 'hood.
Would you be ticked off if tourists flocked to your neighborhood?