Friday, January 12, 2007

New York, New York

What makes NYC ugly is the windows. Apartment buildings and Brooklyn homes would look so much nicer with these:

As opposed to these monstrosities:
These space-saving excuses for portals to the world are not even sealed well. In my previous apartment I was forced to cover the interior of the windows with plastic sheeting sealed with clear tape, in order to avoid the cold drafts. Even with the heat on at full force, one cannot escape the wrath of the NY window.
Now, in our 6th floor bedroom, an icy draft blows onto the beds. I am reluctant to repeat the plastic sheet process, because we do occasionally need fresh air.

However, things get really bad at night when for some reason the heat is off. Yes, off. Don't sleeping people need heat? What about people like me who get up a few times throughout the night and nearly freeze to death just going to the bathroom at 4 am? What if there are people in the building who work at night? Or old people who start the day bright and early at 3:30 am?

Tsk, progress.


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