Air Conditioner Falls Out Of East Village Building

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EV Grieve
Fall has begun and that means we don't have to worry about the same things we worried about during the summer: we won't be over-heated, our ice cream won't melt, and there's no way an air conditioner could fall out of the sky and potentially kill us, right? Wrong. Read on.

EV Grieve brings us the horrifying tale of an air conditioner that fell out of a building on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 5th Street around 1 p.m. today. It landed -- precariously, we might add, judging from pictures -- on the awning of the Moonstruck On Second diner.

We called the Moonstruck and got an employee who told us "no big thing happened."

"I was so busy, I didn't go outside," he said.

Well, that's a relief. We guess.

We've thought about the potential of such an occurrence a lot.

Almost exactly a year ago and mere blocks away from this recent incident, a 67-year-old man was hit on the head by a falling air conditioner while walking his Shih Tzu on 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street. Also, this past summer Jen wrote a post attempting to answer the the question: "How Often Do Air Conditioners Fall Out of NYC Windows and Kill People?" The answer: let's just continue to worry, regardless.

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When choosing an air conditioning unit, you can feel a little overwhelmed. With so many different models and designs on the market, it can be difficult to decide what's best for you. To help you out, we've given you all the tips you need on decide whether a portable air conditioning system is for you.

air conditioner
air conditioner

When choosing an air conditioning unit, you can feel a little overwhelmed. With so many different models and designs on the market, it can be difficult to decide what's best for you. To help you out, we've given you all the tips you need on decide whether a portable air conditioning system is for you.

air conditioner
air conditioner

When choosing an air conditioning unit, you can feel a little overwhelmed. With so many different models and designs on the market, it can be difficult to decide what's best for you. To help you out, we've given you all the tips you need on decide whether a portable air conditioning system is for you.

air conditioner
air conditioner

When choosing an air conditioning unit, you can feel a little overwhelmed. With so many different models and designs on the market, it can be difficult to decide what's best for you. To help you out, we've given you all the tips you need on decide whether a portable air conditioning system is for you.

air conditioner
air conditioner

When choosing an air conditioning unit, you can feel a little overwhelmed. With so many different models and designs on the market, it can be difficult to decide what's best for you. To help you out, we've given you all the tips you need on decide whether a portable air conditioning system is for you.

air conditioner
air conditioner

When choosing an air conditioning unit, you can feel a little overwhelmed. With so many different models and designs on the market, it can be difficult to decide what's best for you. To help you out, we've given you all the tips you need on decide whether a portable air conditioning system is for you.

Santo Badenoch
Santo Badenoch

Air conditioning units must be installed on strong platforms. Hanging units should be supported by hard, sturdy steel for stability. Such practices can certainly lead to cost-efficiency.

iklimsa
iklimsa

As air conditioning is such a big investment for your home or business, it is vital that you keep it maintained to ensure that it has a long lifespan and gives you value for money

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