New Yorkers are a very skilled, if unique, breed. They're accustomed to greeting a cat in the neighborhood bodega, they know where to score a steaming hot bowl of ramen at 5 a.m. and they treat subway rats like second cousins (well, sorta).
One thing New Yorkers have certainly mastered is the art of eating while navigating a crowded city street. In a city that never sleeps, there's not always enough time to linger for a long meal; there are things to do, people to meet. This is no obstacle for New Yorkers. In fact, there are more than 13,000 pizza joints on the island of Manhattan alone, some just a mere kiosk without seating, built on the understood foundation that New York Pizza is a privilege to nosh on while in motion. Beyond the ambrosial slice, there are innumerable street meat stands, hot dog and pretzels carts and specialized food trucks -- all without a place to sit -- across the Big Apple.
We hit the streets of this very city to capture the beautiful, messy moments coupled with eating on the go. See them below and send your own to firstname.lastname@example.org.