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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cooling Off, In Midtown

in boxers, nyc
Photo by myself at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown.

A gentleman sat on a folding chair during rush hour, wearing nothing but his boxer shorts and shoes. Beside him lay his pants.

Like many places around the world right now, it has been really, really, really hot and sunny here. People walk very slowly down the streets, then down stairs to stand on the very hot subway platforms.

Since most of the subway cars have air conditioning and they exhaust into the tunnels, the platforms are insanely hot. Some subway cars don't have working air conditioning at all (!). Inside, it is easily over 100F degrees, and a health hazard.

The summer heat is due to continue for the rest of the week.

Related posts: In the Shade, on Park Avenue, The Sign of the Rat, in Midtown, and Funky Chicken, in Park Slope.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

coup de chaud ;))

Andy said...

I know the feeling. Same thing here.

RedPat said...

At least he has coool shorts!

Lily Hydrangea said...

all I could think of when I looked at this photo was TMI.
I hear it will be HOTTER tomorrow.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just amazing picture, Kitty!

Ruth Hope said...

'S great! I can't even imagine anyone in London taking their trousers off in public like that (unless they were very, very drunk). "s hot here too. Melting.