How to Ride a Goddamn Elevator

Hipster in an elevator
  • Hipster in an elevator

The latest in our series of angry guides to riding urban means of conveyance tackles that transport that makes tall buildings possible: the elevator! True, relatively low-built Brooklyn is not known for its lifts, but with high-rising residences multiplying, existing pre-war apartment stock, public housing, and the office towers of DUMBO and Downtown—not to mention wheelchair-accessible subway stations!—proper elevator behavior is something many of us must consider everyday. Here’s a guide to don’ts—and a do.

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  1. pressing the door close button DOES work! why no comment about holding the doors for people? (the door OPEN button works too)