FDNY Makes Thrilling House Call to Prevent Falling Air Conditioner

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A concerned citizen called 311 this morning to report a shoddily installed air conditioner — a real problem these days, apparently — in downtown Manhattan, and within five minutes, the fire department was on the scene. In an almost slow-motion rescue, two men in full uniform took a crane up and pushed the would-be Wile E. Coyote anvil inside as a passerby strolled below, unaware of the danger dangling above him. It's the new kitten-in-a-tree, but with more potential for pain. Just another day on the job for New York's bravest.