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