So in New York City everyone knows that there's a better side of the street to travel on, depending on how cold you are or how cold it is outside. If it's three in the afternoon in October and you're hot, walk on the west side of the street. You can probably figure out what side to walk on if it's three in the afternoon in October and you're cold, (you want to walk on the east). There are all these scientific reasons behind it, but to put it into layman's terms: the sun shines on the east side and it doesn't on the west, (obviously this all depends on the time of day, and whether there are sun-blocking clouds in the sky).
What most people in New York City don't expect, however, is for three in the afternoon to be as brisk as it has been basically every day so far this October. So everyone's going outside unprepared, leaving the west side of the street a barren wasteland. Meanwhile, the east is a mess of limbs and heads trying to avoid one another as they all fumble as fast as the person in front of them will allow. It seems incredibly inconvenient, but the west side is just so cold.
But get this.
If it's three in the afternoon in October and you stand at the northern-most point on Governor's Island, facing Manhattan, you can actually see Manhattan slanting to the right.
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