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Friday, July 6, 2012

Hot and Humid Days, in Chinatown

Canal Street, nyc Photo by myself on Canal and Lafayette Streets, in Chinatown.

We've been having a very hot June, with bright sun and high humidity. Yesterday we had very little cloud cover. The sun beat the street relentlessly, and everyone on it.

Most people who live in Manhattan do not own cars. Parking on the street is not reliable, and parking garages are expensive. As a result, you combat the elements every (freaking) day.

I've seen people carrying double basses, trash bags full of stuff, dogs and cats on the subway. For larger or more complicated trips, you can always hail a cab or rent a car.

Zip cars, the cars that you can rent for just a couple hours or a full day, are also very popular. Many folks rent a zip car for large grocery purchases, though most grocery stores deliver for no surcharge.

Related posts: Bright Lights, at the Beacon Theater, Twinkly Lights, at the Breslin, and What's Playing Around Town and at Home.


Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Ugh. It is miserably hot here in Chicago too. Regarding people carrying things on the subway, Randy Kennedy wrote an entertaining book called Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York. It's a collection of his Tunnel Vision column that appeared in the Times for a while. The most amazing thing he saw someone carry on the subway was a sofa! Stay cool, Kitty!

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Aha! I found the original Tunnel Vision column about strange things people have transported on the subway. It includes a nine-foot whaler's harpoon! Here's the link: http://nyti.ms/M50XmU

elsie said...

your photo's always make me miss NYC - but you captured the misery of the heat and the humidity so perfectly... I'm feeling pretty content to be in CA today!
just wanted to let you know that I'm blogging again


fruitandcake said...

Hello everybody. Today in Athens, Greece,we have 104oF and rising... And it will continue this way for the next week. Help...

Marcia said...

Hot as Hades here in MI, too and the air outside is even starting to smell stale. How is Rupert doing? My dog isn't allowed outside except for 5 minutes at a time every 6 hrs and she thinks that that is even too long.

Think snow!

biebkriebels said...

She looks rather exhausted, overwhelmed by the heat. In a city it is always much warmer between all the building. Wish you the best, keep going.

Islandia Lane said...

This really does sum up the heat that has been nyc as of late!