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17 Things New Yorkers are Already Dreading About the Summer

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17 Things New Yorkers are Already Dreading About the Summer

Get ready for subway stations as hot as saunas, tourists slowing up the sidewalk and your overworked window AC units finally giving up the ghost. There is SO much to look forward to this summer, but with extreme highs, of course, come extreme lows. Here are 17 things New Yorkers are dreading about this summer.

1. Overcrowded parks


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2. The amplified smell of rotting garbage


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3. Tourists


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4. Getting caught in thunderstorms with no umbrella


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5. The ice in your ice coffee melting between the coffee shop and your office


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6. Your sandals that keep your feet cool also have no arch support


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7. Walking 2 or more blocks to do laundry or buy groceries


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8. Pretty much any subway station


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9. Sweating while waiting for the subway and your sweat has nowhere to go


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10. Re-applying deodorant 3 times on your way to work


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11. The particularly pungent smell of B.O. on the subway


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12. Your co-worker’s egg salad lunch which already spoiled on his way over


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13. Going to work in summer clothes and then shivering in the AC


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14. Coming home to an apartment with no central AC


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15. Feeling like you need a shower before and after workç


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16. Your window AC unit breaking because, well, it’s a window AC unit


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17. Your pet wanting to sleep on top of you when your window AC unit is broken


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Featured image source [Flickr | Dave Kliman]