It’s Probably Safe to Remove That Hurricane Irene Tape From Your Windows

Okay, that's enough. Photo: Mark Wilson/2011 Getty Images

We interrupt this blog for an important public service announcement: Everyone needs to take down that masking tape "X" they put on their window last summer. First of all, it doesn't do anything, and we'll presume that if you're reading this you survived Hurricane Irene. Plus, as West Village resident Amy Sedaris tells the New York Times, it's a beacon of laziness. “I just imagine what their apartments must look like,” she says. Bold words from a woman who kills roaches with her bare hands.