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Old 12-18-2017, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Somehow, this wouldnít be as much fun in shorts:


https://philly.curbed.com/maps/phila...-skating-rinks


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=caFenoNHx4c
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:00 AM
 
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Now you’re being silly. That sounds about as much fun as dining outdoors in 100 degree temps in Miami.
Miami's all time recorded high temperature is 100 degrees F. Most daytime highs are between 90-95F in Miami's hottest months, and there are plenty of people who dine outside in those temperatures.

In Singapore, this is pretty much the daytime high almost every day of the year (In Miami, maybe just 8 months of the year, maybe) and as stated, al fresco dining is the rage here.

In cold climates, no one dines outside in the winter whereas in hot climates, plenty of people dine out in the summer. It's much easier to dine outside in 100 degrees (provided there is shade), than even 40 degrees (let alone freezing temperatures). Not just for me, but the majority of people as well judging by behaviors and where al fresco dining is most popular.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Center City
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In Singapore, this is pretty much the daytime high almost every day of the year (In Miami, maybe just 8 months of the year, maybe) and as stated, al fresco dining is the rage here.
Iíve been to Singapore twice - once in the summer and once in the winter. I didnít notice a difference and was miserable both times.

Iíve wasted far too much time on this. I like winter. You donít. Help yourself to the last word.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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Do you have a picture of people dining outside in the winter next to heat lamps?

I have dined next to a heat lamp in San Francisco when the temperatures were in the 50s, kind of brisk, but ok if not terribly windy and sunny. But snowy, and subzero temperatures, I'm genuinely curious if anyone attempts to eat outside.
We rarely have subzero temps in Philly. Ever!

While the high will be about 40F on the first day of winter, it will nearly 50F this coming Friday.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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We rarely have subzero temps in Philly. Ever!

While the high will be about 40F on the first day of winter, it will nearly 50F this coming Friday.
Sorry, by "subzero" I was in centigrade mindset. So I meant below 32F.

I'm afterall, abroad these days more than I'm in my houses in the USA.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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Iíve been to Singapore twice - once in the summer and once in the winter. I didnít notice a difference and was miserable both times.

Iíve wasted far too much time on this. I like winter. You donít. Help yourself to the last word.
These weather preference "conversations" always end in stalemates on c-d.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:54 AM
 
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Because when cars won’t start, human bodies can still walk! Walking is the most reliable form of transportation, period, in any climate.

Never confuse speed with reliability.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Completely the same.
No.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: The City
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most of this is due to timing of development


generally there were many more large cities in the north early with denser development


on this cold versus hot or whatever both can be bad


brutal heat is nasty as is brutal cold (especially windy)


that said and discussing Philly there are probably a dozen frigid days per year and likely the same number of unbearably hot days nearly most other days ample people are out and about but the spring and fall are likely the busiest
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I'd imagine the "privileged" have cars. All my neighbors in Brooklyn (I have a property there) have automobiles, and if they have it in Brooklyn, why not in Texas? If they don't have a car in Houston, the only reason I could entertain is they can't afford it or they're trying to live some environmentally friendly lifestyle against all odds.
Just curious, what part of Brooklyn are you at that everybody has a car? One of the beach neighborhoods?
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