“Wayfinding,” a new $1.5 million project aims at making it easier to navigate through New York City by posting street signs to help pedestrians – both tourists and locals – find their way. The move may also encourage walking and help relieve overcrowding on the MTA, as people realize how close they are to their destinations. DOT surveys found that 27 percent of visitors got lost in the previous week and 33 percent of locals did not know which way was north. The new signs will start appearing next year in Chinatown, Midtown, Long Island City in Queens, and Prospect Heights and Crown Heights in Brooklyn.