GIF Guide Helps Newcomers Navigate NYC Culture

GIF Guide Helps Newcomers Navigate NYC Culture

'NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette' is a series of animated images by Nathan Pyle that gives some useful advice.

Emma Hutchings
  • 27 march 2013

Artist Nathan Pyle has created a series of animated GIFs to offer newcomers advice about daily life in New York City. ‘NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette’ is a helpful guide for navigating the city.

A GIF Guide To Navigating The Ins-And-Outs Of NYC Culture

It is based on his personal experiences as he has lived there for over four years and wanted to start writing down some of the things he has learned so far. One of the GIFs, all of which were created using Adobe After Effects, advises people to quickly shut restaurant doors when the weather is cold outside or risk being hated by everyone inside.

A GIF Guide To Navigating The Ins-And-Outs Of NYC Culture

Others say that going ‘upstream’ to steal a cab from someone is legal but a cheap move, buying a $20 umbrella is better than four $5 umbrellas, and watch out for A/C condensation in the summer. Pyle plans to put the tips into book or calendar form or perhaps start a web series.

Nathan Pyle


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