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Old 02-05-2009, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ben Around View Post
Then there is W.C. Fields, whose gravestone epitath read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."
Outlier. Also a jerk.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:37 PM
Location: where my heart is
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Default You don't have to go that far back either

Originally Posted by tpk-nyc View Post
Yes, but there has always been heat (wood or coal) in the north. Air conditioning is comparatively new and contributed to recent population disbursement.
I was born in NYC in 1948. I can remember as a very young child my parents had a coal stove in our Manhattan apartment. I grew up without AC in our Manhattan apartment. We used to go on the roof, go to the piers, or take a ride on the ferry to cool off when it was very hot.
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