Friday, December 6, 2013

This air conditioner fell from the Christodora House today



Dang. EVG regular Jose Garcia was on the scene on East Ninth Street just east of Avenue B around noon. "It came perilously close to hitting a pedestrian. Totally freaked everyone out."

According to Jose, it appears that the AC unit came from near the top of the building — roughly three floors down from the roof.

Previously

10 comments:

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

Amanda Bynes!

Anonymous said...

Did it fall? Or was it pushed?!

Pedestrians Are Hereto Advised To Walk In The Gutter For Their Own Safety said...

I'm guessing that the 9th Precinct will be visiting the building to determine where the AC fell from. Right?

Or does the condo corporation just get hit with a big fine for not verifying that the ACs in the building were properly installed?

Or do we just forget about it because, what the hell, those condos have helped to increase property values in the EV.

Anonymous said...

it may have jumped perhaps a case of the holiday blues?

Anonymous said...

Somebody got some splainin to do. That is a serious, serious offense. Of course it was probably not intentional, but there must be repercussions nonetheless. You cannot be careless about something like window AC installation. Lives depend on it.

Anonymous said...

this is really scary. it is also on the way that many people walk to being their kids to school and the park. thank god noone was hit.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it couldn't stand to bear witness to another SantaCon?

Goggla said...

This is as good a time as any to post this -

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/things-youre-only-afraid-of-if-you-live-in-new-york

See #3!

Anonymous said...

Window air conditioners are awful. They're an eyesore, noisy, dangerous, and generally inefficient.

Some thoughts: Any new construction should be built with proper ventilation and as much natural cooling as possible. Houses and buildings used to built to take advantage of natural methods of cooling. All the air conditioning, of course, actually heats up the city and environment more, which makes people want more AC, etc. Furthermore, use of air conditioning over time probably reduces your actual heat tolerance, so people end up "addicted' to AC. Obviously it will be a hard sell to reduce AC dependence, but it might become necessary as the environmental damage increases.


- East Villager

Eden Bee said...

Smurfs did this. The Blue Menace of the LES.