To commemorate the first morning of the year in which every single person is miserable, cranky, and soaked in sweat, the subway just stopped working altogether. “Due to a temporary power loss system wide, expect delays on all lines. Allow additional travel time,” the MTA announced around 10 a.m. Pray for everyone underground, and their deodorant.
The weather, though, is only getting hotter, with temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees for the first time in 280 days (since last August). Yesterday's 89 is but a dream, and it's past time to install those air conditioners. The three-month outlook is similarly sweaty — the Farmer's Almanac predicted this summer will be "oppressively hot and humid for the New York area," remember?
I mean, it’s not like it’s hot on the subway platforms or anything http://t.co/Mnr9NRvmCr— Matthew Knell (@MatthewKnell) June 18, 2014
It's the kind of day in New York that revolves around moving from one air conditioning source to another— Phoebe Lovatt (@PhoebeLovatt) June 18, 2014
On this hot day... YIKES. “@NYScanner: NYC: MTA Reporting a power outage in the Entire NYC Subway system Expect Heavy delays.”— Melech E. M. Thomas (@MelechT) June 18, 2014
New York doesn't believe in air conditioning and I don't know why. It's 2014 people!!! I want blasting cold air on me always!— Leighann Colin (@yayitsbooga) June 17, 2014
Power outrage on the NYC subway system? On a day that's supposed to be 90 degrees? Praying for everyone who may be stuck. It's too hot 4that— Sakita Holley (@MissSuccess) June 18, 2014
The ride home should smell awesome.