Originally Posted by romafan
Day trips to Long Beach, Jones Beach or Fire Island. I think NYC summer might be worse than Texas. In a hot summer it is absolutely commensurate w/ Texas temps/humidity. Then you have the a/c culture vs. non-a/c. Throw in a couple of daily trips down into the subway (10-15 degrees hotter - more like a humid Baghdad or Riyadh). Then top it off with the seasonal disparity (I don't think Texas gets anywhere near as cold), and NY is the clear winner.
+1 I have had some of the most disgusting days of my life in that city. You just feel like you want to sit in your shower with cold water spraying you for the entire day. There's this sickening sight and feeling you get in manhattan at around 2pm where every smooth surface glistens with such an intensity that you get an instant headache. The air is like this emulsion of sweat, gasoline, and old spice deoderant. I honestly feel delirious once I step outside in those conditions. There's something about intense weather in an intensely unnatural environment which almost magnifies the severity of the natural element.