The cold-weather equivalent of summer's falling air conditioner nightmare came true for one very unlucky man in midtown today. At around 1:30 p.m., a 27-year-old jewelry-shop worker was outside warning passersby to be careful of the melting ice dripping off a building when a football-sized icicle came loose and "fell dozens of feet, [ripping] open his cheek and [scratching] his eye." Witnesses say "there was a lot of blood." It seems the victim handled the situation better than most, reportedly telling one woman, "I'm glad it happened to me and not an old lady." He was taken to Weill Cornell Hospital to be treated for minor head trauma and described as "stable and alert." Be careful out there, people.
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