The rainiest hour of all time; Richer is fresher; ‘Karen’ reconsidered
Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 9:42 a.m. by Carol Tannenhauser
Photo by Karen Keating.
23 Aug 2021 Weather: rainy, with a maximum of 80 degrees.
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NYC could have been spared the worst of Hurricane Henri, but record rain soaked Central Park this weekend. The National Weather Service said Central Park recorded 1.94 inches of rain between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday – the most recorded in the city in a single hour since the service began tracking more than 150 years, “the NY Post reported.
Summer heat is unevenly distributed in New York, according to the New York Times. “Its distribution follows other patterns of inequality, including race, income, air quality and access to air conditioning. One noon in early August, this disparity became glaring when The Times used an infrared thermometer to record surface temperatures in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, as well as in East Harlem and the South Bronx. On the tree-lined block of West 94th Street near Central Park in Manhattan, the sidewalk temperature was 84. Just across town, in treeless land for sanitation trucks on First Avenue in East Harlem, the bitumen registered 115 degrees, or 31 degrees higher…. “
“Several people fell ill, and a person was sent to the hospital after fumes flooded the planetarium post office, said the FDNY. At around 1:03 p.m. Thursday, 40 firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming from the post office at 127 West 83rd Street. The branch was quickly evacuated and a woman was carried on a stretcher, an eyewitness told Patch. The fumes appear to have been caused by a gas leak in the building, said a USPS employee.
Supreme Court decision to quash NYC moratorium on evictions leaves some tenants in a precarious situation. The Times explains the other options.
Karen was one of the most popular names for newborn girls in 1941. T magazine explores its origins and how it became “the epithet of a sort of invasive and harassing white woman, the self-proclaimed overseer unleashed on the world, so confident of her status in society that she does not hesitate to summon the authorities. – demand to speak to the manager or call the police – for the most trivial and often completely imaginary transgressions. One example given is “the woman (UWS) from Central Park in New York City who, angry that a black birdwatcher asked her to keep her dog on a leash, raised her voice to falsely inform a 911 operator that there is a man, African American… and he… threatens me. ‘ “