Cabbies do it from the back of a taxi line at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, coaxing their colleagues to move up a spot. Commuters do it at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel, flabbergasted that others in a city of eight million might share their route.
It is the signature act of the New York City road, and in the grand tradition of jaywalking, it happens to be illegal; everyone does it, but barely anyone is punished.
Now, it appears, the city has effectively thrown up its hands – or, more accurately, taken down its signs. In a move condemned by critics as a tacit surrender to a ubiquitous noise, the Transportation Department is removing all “Don’t Honk” signs from the streets, and predicts there will be none left by the end of the year.
Read more at THE NEW YORK TIMES.