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.
Windows down, ac on.— Joell Ortiz (@JoellOrtiz) May 8, 2015
finally warm enough to put the AC on.— el-p (@therealelp) May 5, 2015
The season is upon us - I cannot tell whether it's drizzling, or if I'm just being splattered with AC backwash from the units above me.— Kristin Davie (@Kristin_LD) May 12, 2015
feeling like a quitter this morning because I gave in ... and turned on my A/C last night— Rachel H. Smith (@rachelholliday) May 12, 2015
Earliest ever that I put my AC unit in— Paul Hoppe (@HoppeIndustries) May 12, 2015
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.
just about lost my AC out of my 5th-story window while trying to move it, but I saved it. you’re welcome, denizens of 33rd street— Chris Ziegler (@zpower) May 8, 2015
Sombody should come help me put these damn AC's in— Jahnae (JahBae) (@winning_jah) May 12, 2015
Many of the city's workplaces are meeting the hot weather head-on with sweet, sweet central air, to the delight of their employees.
It’s absolutely freezing in my office and I’m loving it. It might start snowing from the AC vent any minute now.— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) May 12, 2015
It’s officially “freezing in the office due to overcompensating AC” season— Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor) May 5, 2015
My job got it right today and has the AC on full blast— JM (@joeymacs) May 12, 2015
But it seems that students around the city are waiting, with varying degrees of patience, for the air conditioning to kick in in classrooms.
to be inside school today with no AC is child abuse— (mel)ancholy (@melsmonts) May 12, 2015
legalize air conditioning in public schools— Sana (@bengvl) May 12, 2015
THIS SCHOOL NEED AIR CONDITIONING— Face$ (@Kevin_Sanchez18) May 11, 2015
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.
Sitting next to an open window feels so nice.— Ricky Classic (@over_as_hell) May 10, 2015
I hate when it's not hot enough to turn the AC on, so you're stuck with leaving the window open even though there's no breeze— Mike Cerrato (@cerratz) May 11, 2015
(Open window to feel cool breeze) (feels hot air instead) (close window)— shoe (@shoejo_) May 10, 2015
Hearing sirens through my open window when the weather is like this at 3:39 am is really making me feel some type of way— Steven Bacas (@IcommaMilk) May 7, 2015
Great thing about open window: Fresh air! Terrifying thing about open window: When you hear a voice from right outside. #ImAboutToDie— Angelique Giammarino (@amgiammarino) May 9, 2015