Kick back a cold one from Queens and beyond
Clubbed Thumb presents Phoebe In Winter
EV GrieveFall has begun and that means we don't have to worry about the same things we worried about during the summer: we won't be over-heated, our ice cream won't melt, and there's no way an air conditioner could fall out of the sky and potentially kill us, right? Wrong. Read on.
Flickr: Today Is a Good DayGird your loins, New Yorkers, or pack them with ice cubes. It will be hot, hot, hot today. Worse than yesterday, not least because yesterday is over, and today has only just begun. The Wall Street Journal reports with the usual stoicism that "summer heat will reach ... More >>
Who still has VHS tapes, anyway?Ah, New York City in the summer! Generally, we really do love it, despite the on-the-way-to-work sweatiness and fish-in-an-old-sweat-sock smells. But with summer comes air conditioners, and with air conditioners come inept installations into apartment windows, ... More >>
"Dark, edgy" air-conditioning, right this way.If you didn't think that Williamsburg already had enough so-called artisanal markets, then you're in luck. It's getting another one.
Even when it doesn't love us
San Francisco street mural, artist unknown The popular Mickey D's just east of Cooper Square has been flaunting a new DOH inspection sign - and it looks like they made it themselves.
How not to install your air conditioner.Here's something we didn't even know we had to worry about: Air conditioners falling out of 6th-floor windows and ricocheting off of awnings and onto the heads of innocent passers-by. Yep. On what will go down in history as a very unlucky day for 67-yea ... More >>
In case every other New York headline hasn't already warned you, it's fucking hot today. And with hot weather comes even more heated news: Air conditioners are bad for you, the environment, and politics; air conditioners may be violating the law; and, after all that, you might not have power ... More >>
via New York MagazineNew York Magazine's Daily Intel shares a quintessential, amazing "Only in New York" tale of a man with an ill-advised dream involving the subway and all of his paltry belongings. It seems that 24-year-old Young Min has attempted to do what even the cheapest of New Yorkers ... More >>
An unidentified woman trying to escape a fire in a fifth floor apartment in the Bronxdale Houses at 1836 Watson Avenue climbed out of the window and fell to the ground when her grip on the air conditioner failed. According to a witness who spoke to the News, "She was hanging on to the air co ... More >>
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