Hard to believe in NYC that no one would help. In 2003 a street vendor was being harassed outside the Museum of Natural History. I was out with my best friend and her 12 year old daughter. We came out of the museum and a bunch of kids were harassing the poor guy. Stealing his potato chip rack, throwing the soda cans off of his cart and just generally terrorizing him. No one but me and the 12 year old stepped into help. Now, I am not a big woman, but I just could NOT stand and watch this happen and NOT do anything. Needless to say I was so proud of the young lady I was with, she showed a lot of moxie and compassion.
Shame on those people. How could you stand there and watch innocent people be brutalized by a baseless hostile reaction to affection? – That is not the kind of New Yorker I am, would want to be or want to share this city with.