As a born-and-raised New Yorker, I've grown up with a certain distaste for tourists. Few things annoy me more than a clueless out-of-towner blocking my way to point B. So I've compiled a little list I'd like to call "Tourist Do Not's:"
DO NOT take a picture of your beloved friends and family from 50 feet away. We will purposely walk into your shot (if we notice you that is) to prove to you how stupid this is.
DO NOT walk down the street hand in hand, taking up the whole sidewalk. Your chain, and spirits, will be broken.
DO NOT stop in the middle of the street to marvel at the height of our skyscrapers. Yes, the buildings are tall. Now move along or step aside.
DO NOT stop a rushing New Yorker (there's a redundant phrase) to ask for directions. I, for one, do not have time to figure out which way Madison Avenue is (especially after coming out of a train station; I barely know which way is up!). Therefore, I will point you into which ever way the wind blows and walk away.
DO NOT automatically flock to Times Square for all your sightseeing and chain-walking adventures. Some of us have the luck/misfortune of actually working there. I'm sure Staten Island has something for you to do.
DO NOT assume New Yorkers are all a bunch of rude and selfish bastards. We're nice, really. Just stay out of the way :)
So New Yorkers, I'm sure I left some things out. Care to share?