As a NYCer, I screamed with laughter when I saw this video, so of course, I HAD to share it with you. The comedy group, Improv Everywhere, pranked NYC when they created separate walking lanes for tourists and New Yorkers on a Fifth Avenue sidewalk. Department of Transportation “employees” were on hand to enforce the new rules and ask pedestrians for their feedback on the initiative.
Even though this NYCer lives in Germany now, I still walk fast — whilst Germans stroll along as if they’ve got all the time in the world, and they stand in front of doorways and entrances to the train, blocking everyone’s passage .. GAH!! Makes me want to scream. Unfortunately, my German is too bad to politely ask them to move already so some of us can get past them and go about our business.
Idea: Jeff Greenspan.
This is one of over 100 different “missions” that Improv Everywhere has executed since 2001 in New York City. Others include the Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit their website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.