It's so ubiquitous on New York City streets that we hardly even notice it anymore, but exactly why do drivers in the City feel the need to constantly honk at each other? Our friends at the recently-revived Gothamist sent out local comedian Jeff Seal to investigate it.
From the hatchback's tinniest toot to the 18-wheeler's flatulent shock wave to the guy in a black SUV blocking the crosswalk HONKING so they can make a left turn to HONK get out of the HONK way of the cars multiplying HONK behind HOOOOOONK them, we New Yorkers have come to accept horn honking as a jaw-clenching, ear-splitting, fact of life. But why? Gothamist sent video provocateur Jeff Seal to one of Manhattan's loudest cauldrons of rage—a few blocks from the entrance of the Holland Tunnel—to ask drivers the question on every helpless pedestrian's mind: why are you honking?
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