Any New Yorker who has been peered upon like a zoo animal by the tourists perched atop those double-decker buses will feel a certain satisfaction watching as these tourists are hosed from both sides by the high-volume sprays of open fire hydrants. Don't feel bad for them, they are getting the "immersion experience," a true glimpse into the life of a hectic city, and an ample sampling New York's famously great water. 

Sources: Donovan Sid Perez | h/t Death and Taxes