These sidewalk compass markings are an excellent idea. No matter how much I think I know where I’m going when in New York, walking out of a subway station and back up to land level has always been very disorienting for me. Especially after the twin towers disappeared.
I don’t know how much time I’ve wasted by walking the wrong way trying to find a street sign in an unfamiliar Manhattan area. I’m definitely looking forward to this street feature for the next time I’m in NY.