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Photo by Julia Xiao.

Let us know your bright shining ideas in the comments. One question to consider: how is it some people don’t seem to sweat on humid 90-degree days?

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    1. Erica Carter says:

      thoight this was interesting, in view of our own rodent issues:

    2. dannyboy says:

      i remain calm and collected

    3. Peter says:

      Animals sweat, men perspire, women glow!

    4. Joanne Aidala says:

      I love this photo!

    5. jsf says:

      I’m one of those born without, I guess” properly operating(?) sweat glands. I just get hot, then hotter, then I usually pass out without access to quantities of water. Salt pills don’t help; they exacerbate the discomfort. Life was hell before air-conditioning! As a child I remember sleeping in the bathtub, on a towel, with slowly running cold water!

      • S. Louie says:

        People with hypothyroid also have overheating can also have adrenaline issues…once you get into humid weather..even if it’s above 75…you sweat like crazy.

        And doctors can’t do anything about it.

    6. Phyllis Conley says:

      In summer, I think of Alaska and in winter, I think of Hawaii!

    7. Nj says:

      I used to be one of them until I had a baby!! Hormones changed.

    8. just me again says:

      As someone who sweats excessively, I wonder about this too. If the humidity is above 60%, my face/upper body is pouring out the sweat.
      For example, last night I walked the dogs less then a block and already my shirt was soaked and sweat was dripping from my face. Then I pass a couple holding hands, he in a 3 piece suit, her with a light jacket, and they’re both dry as hell. It’s unfair, I tell ya.

    9. Jordan says:

      go to JCC lobby to see wonderful exhibition which highlights Lea Gottlieb’s designs.

    10. Elizabeth M. says:

      I just count the days till the fall. I’m one of those who do sweat, and I make sure I’ve got plenty of good anti-perspirant. Think of crisp fall days…

    11. Wendy says:

      Can we discuss the people who accost you on Broadway to push their cause? I am supportive of many of the causes but really hate being stopped on Broadway in the midst of a busy day, and pretending to be on the phone, avoiding eye contact, etc. I actually find myself avoiding stretches of Broadway b/c of this. I have to image its having an impact, albeit negligible, on local businesses and street vendors. Any SBOs have comments on this? Other haters?

      • G says:

        Yeah, I’m a hater too. I’m sure if I looked into the causes that they promote I would agree with their goals, however, I’m completely turned off by their tactic. To me its similar to how I feel whenever I walk into a Teavana or Lush store. I don’t think they realize how many people they drive away…

        Once I decided contribute a small amount to PP. Even at that point, the lady had the audacity to try to convince me to give more? For real lady? I was shocked that I had to {put my foot down” after already making the promise to give! I am a student with hardly enough to get by and she had no right to make any assumptions about my financial situation. If found this so ungrateful that I immediately cancelled my contribution and decided that I would find another way to support.

        Now I just walk by with my head down and feel like a jerk..

        • RF says:

          I agree with both of you. The entrance to my building is on Broadway, and the clipboard people tend to set up camp RIGHT IN FRONT of the door. On a busy day when I’m running in and out, it’s not unusual for them to accost me every time I leave/enter the building. I contribute both money and volunteer hours to a variety of organizations, but not when I’m harassed into doing so. (These clipboard folks are the in-person version of my college alumni association–every time they call at 9:00 on a Friday night or early on a Sunday morning, they drastically reduce their chances of ever receiving a donation from me!) At the very least, I wish there were some regulations in place to prevent them from standing outside residential buildings.

          • D.R. says:

            Perhaps you could ask your doormen to gently tell these people that their repeated solicitations of those exiting and entering your building has reached the point of harassment.

      • Bruce Bernstein says:

        i too don’t like that type of solicitation. But guess what? I’ve found a reasonable way to handle it.

        I look them in the eye and politely say, “I’m sorry, but i don’t respond to street solicitations.”

        99 times out of 100 they accept that and respond politely.

        these are kids out to make a few bucks. they’ve been hired to do what they do.

    12. EG says:

      I was in a cab on West End Avenue last night, stopping every 5 blocks and unable to pass anyone in accordance with the new traffic patterns and regulations to slow down traffic to prevent accidents. However, the taxi driver had to slam on his breaks TWICE to avoid jaywalkers. Please be careful, and do not put yourself in harms way by jaywalking into traffic! Then we can keep the city safe and moving for everyone– pedestrians, bikers, AND drivers (who are still an important part of transportation in NYC).

      • dannyboy says:

        When I questioned the WEA traffic plan, our officials (official what, I wanna know) explained that if EVERYONE JUST FOLLOWED these laws, it would work.

        And I thought the plan was there to help the people, silly me.

        And who can even figure out this “plan”?…delayed lights, bunkers, etc
        It’s unnatural. Must work on computers, though.

      • Carol says:

        Absolutely – the street does have two directions. I hear so much about pedestrian rights and safety, but it’s not all the responsibility of the drivers. Pedestrians need to keep a heads up and follow some rules, too. And I also wonder about the fully-clad folks who don’t seem to have broken a sweat. I certainly do not have that same autonomic nervous system. And if I do not have some a/c or moving air after walking around (like in a bldg lobby), I have to be careful to not pass out.

      • caitlin says:

        Unfortunately when traffic slows, there seems to be an increase in the number of pedestrians who purposefully walk into traffic/jaywalk.

        Sad and dangerous.

    13. Steve J says:

      These “beautiful” people are the same ones who look impeccably dry and, well, beautiful when walking around in the rain without an umbrella. I am sooo jealous looking like a wet noodle.

    14. Christina says:

      I always sweat when it’s humid and especially during a work out! I’m a sweater. Sweat is healthy, just don’t let them see nervous or anxious sweat!

    15. Christina says:

      Love the photo, btw!!!

    16. me2 says:

      For a no-sweat retirement, can anyone suggest what publications, or on-line newsletters, etc. that middle-income individuals should read to remain financially secure and in step with trends?

    17. JOhn says:

      Bus driver stabbed/slashed at 66th and Freedom Place this morning. Thanks Mayor!

      • Christina says:

        This is NOT the mayor’s fault JOhn! This kind of thing has been going on for years under all the maors. We are just hearing more about it because info from such places as the West Side Rag are reporting news of this sort where it never existed a few years ago!

    18. Bruce Bernstein says:

      here’s my pet beef. the morons who, with all seriousness, scream about De Blasio every time there’s a crime in Manhattan.

    19. David says:

      People *who* never sweat, not “that” never sweat. Please!!! You guys have worse grammar than okcupid profile writers.

      • D.R. says:

        David, you care about the lingua franca. Therefore, I’m surprised that the use of “snuck” in one of the WSR’s recent stories escaped your notice. I practically broke out in hives from it. Right away, I keyed it in, and, fortunately, learned that “snuck”, seemed quarantined within Canada and the U.S., so all I have to do is pray that it stays that way! (Oh, goodness, just typing the word gives me the creeps — snick, snack, snuck!)

        As to the use of “who” vs. “that”, long ago I was taught that “who” should be applied only to personal pronouns. But now I read that all this has become a very grey area. It has aged.

        So, who knows who’s on first? Language keeps changing. I feel for those who try to learn English today. Where, do they perceive any rules? Additionally, in New York, with all the accents, how do they know whom to imitate?

    20. Edy says:

      botox. It prevents you from sweating. Stars inject it in their armits before red carpet events. I guessing it works the same way if it’s in someone’s face