Revisiting Improv Everywhere's Classic Tourist Lane Prank

Originally published by comedy group Improv Everywhere in June of 2010, this classic prank involved painting chalk lines on the sidewalk outside of the Flatiron Building in order to create a slow lane for tourists, and a fast lane for New Yorkers. The lines stayed on the sidewalk for 4 days before the City's department of transportation washed them off. When asked for comment on the lane, the New York City Mayor at the time Michael Bloomberg responded:

When I saw it I said, 'Oh, that's a nice thing to do.' I thought it was very cute.

It's been 5 years people, it's time we made these tourist lanes happen! You know, job creation and stuff...

via Improv Everywhere

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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