Daily Archives: September 1, 2010

A City of Sherpas

Living in NYC is like being on one continuous backpacking trip, only sometimes with furniture.

For obvious reasons, most people in NYC don’t have a car. Even if they do, it doesn’t do much good since there’ s nowhere to park it. So everything you do in New York is on foot. The funny thing is that often times you’ll see people moving incredibly large items, but in pretty creative ways. Take this guy:


using a shopping cart to carry a desk!

or this guy, who strolled past me one day on the street…

carrying a mattress on his head

My favorite, though, was yesterday, when I saw this lady carrying something strange on her back

A chair! She carried that chair on her head for like ten minutes. And look: NO HANDS