As I am turning into a human bathhouse walking the streets of NYC I look around and view people of all types seemingly oblivious to the NYC summer heat and humidity. I don’t get it. There are those walking past me with layers of clothes on, heavy jackets, and thick jeans. Like it’s cold out. I am not kidding here as during my 5 mile run last night in Central Park I actually saw a dude jogging in jeans! IN JEANS! Can you just imagine peeling those off after that? Muenster cheese anyone?
Blows crappy Pinkberry out of the water! I make no bones that I hate Pinkberry and the wannabe trendoids that gather at the Upper East Side NYC location to eat this sour tasting dreck. Seems like it’s a combination of the baby carriage crowd and skinny girls coming in after the gym. I’ve tried it a few times just to make sure and I still prefer 16 Handles over this stuff. So many more flavors and toppings to experiment with. They win my taste buds hands down. Plus, to me, it’s a more fun spot to dive into a cold treat!
Walking by at night you can’t miss 16 Handles – bright and spacious with lots of seating. It almost invites you to come inside. Cool green, white, and faux wood interior. Kind of very modern and space age looking as if the Jetsons would eat here. Even a big flat screen with sports on it. Sure, on the weekends it can get packed with gangs of teenagers, but during the week it’s a mellow crowd in here enjoying their cups of frozen comfort.Continue reading 16 Handles – a tasty cold treat during hot sweaty NYC summer.→
Summertime is supposed to be warm, we get that. I know that we can all expect muggy days here and there. Bright weekends at the park. Sun drenched days at the beach. The occasional hot and humid afternoons. Summer in NYC is usually filled with these types of days, but hot damn, this heat wave is hotter than Satan’s asshole! Another day of record heat in the 90’s that actually feels like it’s over 100 outside. Is this some kind of crazy joke that Mother Nature is pulling on us? I feel like I am actually melting if I stay outside for more than a few minutes! I can smell the soles of my sneakers burning!
I actually read today on the Gothamist that NYC broke the all time power record usage. Good lord I hope that ConEd can keep up with the power demand during this heat wave. No way in Hell that anyone wants to deal with a power outage right now. Even the Pillsbury Doughboy would end up baking like a croissant on the sidewalk out here. I am ready too see people explode in spontaneous combustion.
I was one of the many lamenting the long dreary winter not too long ago. Until after this past weekend on June 1 when the environment decided to smack us all in the face here in NYC with a wall of hot humid muggy air and humidity. Then the skies opened up and drenched us all. Ugh. Talk about total suckage! Now, I know there are many out there that love the hot weather and absolutely hate the winter season as it’s cold and unforgivably seems to last forever here in the Northeast. Personally, I enjoy the cold air and don’t think we have been hit too hard with many bad winters these past bunch of years. Most have been quite mild actually with few real snowfalls of any accumulation to make much of a difference. Yet, there are many that whine and complain all winter long. They relish the feel of 90 degree hot sticky days and all the sweatiness that accompanies it.