Lifestyle 12 things that never fail to annoy fast walkers in NYC By Meghan Giannotta Updated May 18, 2016 3:12 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Ah, a brisk stroll through the city streets. There’s nothing like it. But trading in the sounds, sights and smells of the subway for fresh air and world-renowned views comes at a cost of its own. Here are 12 things that have at one point annoyed every fast walker in New York City. Taxis nearly running you over making turns Photo Credit: iStock Actually waiting for the right of way before crossing the street won't save you from nearly being run over by a taxi. Zigzagging your way through crowded corners Photo Credit: iStock Turn to the side, step forward, to the left, to the right, one step backward... Turning on a crowded corner is an art. Getting stuck in tourist mobs Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mat Szwajkos Unless the royal family is shopping for baby clothes in Times Square, there's zero reason for a mob of pedestrians to clog up the sidewalks. Random kids standing in the middle of the sidewalk alone Photo Credit: iStock Where are their parents? People on their phones Photo Credit: iStock You have no idea how slow you're walking with your head buried in your phone... Maneuvering around baby strollers Photo Credit: iStock 8 a.m. isn't exactly prime time for you to take your baby out for a leisurely stroll. Cars actually splashing water on you in the rain Photo Credit: iStock In a rainy day skit straight out of the movies, walking too close to the sidewalk to slide past sluggish walkers can actually result in a very wet remainder of your afternoon. Hope you wore your rain boots. Couples who hold hands in the middle of the sidewalk Photo Credit: iStock We've got places to be, people. Save gazing into each other's eyes for Central Park and let us pass. Scaffolding blocking the street Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Oh, you planned on actually walking down this side of the street? Not today... tomorrow or even next week. Street hawkers trying to shove tourist ads in your face Photo Credit: Linda Rosier We're not tourists and not on vacation, so quit trying to shove tour bus brochures in our faces while we're on our way to work. Umbrellas. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Jewel Samad If it's not really, REALLY raining, put your umbrellas away. Slow walkers in general Photo Credit: iStock Pick up the pace people. By Meghan Giannotta Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.