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So... Are You Going to Turn on the AC Today?

By Emilie Ruscoe | May 12, 2015 11:32am | Updated on May 12, 2015 1:58pm

Hopefully New Yorkers are wearing their lightest layers today, because it's going to be our first scorcher of the year. Expect the combination of heat and humidity to make it feel like it's in the nineties, which is great news for anyone who loves sweating and the smell of baked garbage.

But does this early heat wave vindicate those who are content to start blasting their air conditioning units now, or will the righteous among us stick with fans and whatever crossbreezes come through our open windows?

Whether you believe in springtime AC use or not, there's no denying that it's happening all around us today.

Some New Yorkers have only been prevented from blasting their AC units by the fact that they're scrambling to get those AC units in place.

Many of the city's workplaces are meeting the hot weather head-on with sweet, sweet central air, to the delight of their employees.

But it seems that students around the city are waiting, with varying degrees of patience, for the air conditioning to kick in in classrooms.

Meanwhile, the city's persevering AC holdouts are cycling through everything from personal satisfaction as gentle breezes blow through their window, to despair as summer in the city gets up close and personal.