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Old 09-23-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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Hello, I just moved to Manhattan. Apparently in this building they don't use fly window screens - so if I want some iar I have to get tons of flies and mosquitos with it ... the window is one of those that you can't open completely, you pull and only a space would open, I was wondering if there was an option to put a screen there anyway ... or maybe they don't use it because people use the vent option of the A/C machine installed in each apt?
I dont get it ....... is your apt the same way? How do you change the air in the room?
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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What you need is some adjustable window screens - should be available cheaply ($10 each or so) at hardware stores and Home Depot.

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Mosquitoes in Manhattan????? I've lived here my whole life and have always opened the windows with no screens and NEVER have I EVER in more than 50+ years have I EVER been bothered by a mosquito in Manhattan.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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Depends on which floor your apartment is located because, unless caught in an updraft, flies and mosquitos won't go up beyond a certain height above the sidewalk.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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For some reason the windows they put in all these newer apartments, never have screens. They only open (if your lucky) to a certain point and you can never ever clean them from outside. I can never understand that Manhattan is all about views and the windows in the apartments are filthy. Just look around, most of the windows are disgusting. UGH !

I will take my regular double hung, tilt in windows with screens anyday. At least they are easy to clean.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Your point about cleanliness is the reason most windows don't have screens. They are hard to clean, and get dirty easily, and people taking them in and out of windows with pedestrians below is a recipe for disaster. I took all of the screens out of the windows in my apartment as soon as I moved in, and we are on a low floor. There are no bugs -- I am more concerned about a pidgeon flying in, but that has yet to happen.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I agree with that. But even without screens all the soot from the cars and just air makes the windows filthy.
Believe me, I look and I have yet to see many clean windows. I don't understand why they can't make windows that are all able to tilt i, or swivel in so the outsides can be cleaned from the insides, thus safety for all.
Then with the walls of glass, I hope for the price the people pay for the apartments they have window washers more than once a year.

I just hate dirty windows, it drives me crazy...... just my one pet peeve......sorry !
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I guess if you live pretty far up you wouldn't get mosquitoes but even then you'd be surprised how far those suckers can go up. All it takes is some standing water and some humid weather to attract mosquitoes, so I am not surprised someone would have issues with them in Manhattan.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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i live on the 5th floor and in the summer i might get a mosquito in my apartment, not too often however. but i live in queens.
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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i live on the 5th floor and in the summer i might get a mosquito in my apartment, not too often however. but i live in queens.
Yes, the Queens Mosquito prefers a higher flying altitude than the Manhattan Mosquito. Good thing I was paying attention in entomology class.
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