I have to admit. A lot of buttholes in NYC. I can be one of them. Whenever I see those big red double Decker tour buses. I give the NY salute (middle finger) and yell: "Welcome to New York!!" Yeah, its rude, but we have to deal with tourists all the time. It's annoying to be walking in a busy area and you have people standing around with blank faces holding up the foot traffic. There are enough people here... Tourists can be kinda irksome. I will usually only be rude to the tourists on the buses though. Deep down, I think they want to see someone act that way, ya know? I am like a walking attraction on the street. As for getting around, its really easy if someone told you the trick. Most of Manhattan is a grid. There are mostly streets and avenues. (There are also regular street names, and letters [alphabet city]) Avenues. They run north and south. 1-5 (i think) is east side 6-11/12 is west side. Streets run east and west and are typically one way. If you are on an even numbered street, the direction the traffic flows is east. (even=east) odd street traffic flows west. (oddballs go to Cali).