Stop and Go
NYC as you all know is a pretty busy place. Though, it isn't difficult to get around. There are various choices to get you from point A to point B. Many people choose walking. And walking is a very efficient way to move about the city. It would be much more efficient if it weren't for the crosswalks.
The big city is go go go 24 hour a day. But when you choose to walk about from block to block, you are forced to stop. Sometime I think that may be the only time New Yorkers do take the time to stop, and it is because they don't have a choice. Unless they can pull a Kobe and jump a car while crossing the street.