In the three days of August that New Yorkers have experienced thus far, the weather has — for August — been overcast, temperate, and really: not too bad. Yet, a classic New York Problem has emerged without fail like it does every year. In today’s edition of I Tweet NY, it’d appear that The Summer Stink of the City has finally emerged.
Videogum editor Gabe Delahaye thinks we’ve reached a definitive point.
While some neighborhoods have distinct textures of said scent…
Other neighborhoods have their own distinct olfactory stimulation…
Some are even plausibly non-human variations:
While certain locations have a more general quality to them:
Others can get very, very distinct. Very:
And sometimes, New York City just reminds us of other places!
Conclusion: The Smell of Summer in the City has arrived. It’s that time to separate yourselves from the pack, New Yorkers. You know how to do it: Breathe through your mouth, but never be a mouthbreather.