Some of us would give an arm, leg, and short intestine to live by the High Line, with easy access to those lovely Hudson-facing wooden lounge chairs. But apparently one nearby resident mistook Chelsea for the suburbs and plastered the area with posters — spotted by the blog Jeremiah's Vanishing New York — giving High Line visitors a piece of his or her mind.
Attention High Line Tourists. West Chelsea is not Times Square. It is not a tourist attraction. Do not sit on the 'stoops' of buildings or take pictures of and film buildings or residents. Buildings are not tourist attractions: people live there, and sitting on the steps and taking pictures is as invasive, rude and inappropriate as a group of strangers sitting on the steps of your home and taking pictures of it and you from the yard.
We want to feel bad for you, really we do.