The Real Reason the Streets of New York are Dangerous

Walking the streets of New York is like playing a real life game of Frogger. The objective is simple. Avoid the steady stream of random obstacles or risk being flattened on the pavement. There's rarely a dull moment, and some of the challenges are downright comical. I decided to raise the difficulty level and make a photo collection to document the past few days of hazards.

Melting Ice on Slippery Stairs

Melting Ice on Slippery Stairs

Cabs creeping into the walkway while pedestrians are present

Cabs creeping into the walkway while pedestrians are present

Delivery men with heavy packages 

Delivery men with heavy packages 

Overflowing dumpsters of electrical wiring 

Overflowing dumpsters of electrical wiring 

This guy

This guy

Steer clear of the blow torch

Steer clear of the blow torch

Random Fashion Alerts

Random Fashion Alerts

Sludge

Sludge

Impossibly tall piles of garbage

Impossibly tall piles of garbage

Sensitive social issues

Sensitive social issues

Hand trucks left astray

Hand trucks left astray

The human billboards

The human billboards

Texters who stop abruptly

Texters who stop abruptly

Those who haven't had their coffee yet

Those who haven't had their coffee yet