It never cools down here. Sure, the overnight temp will drop into the mid 70s but the humidity is always 100 million % so it doesn't matter. I walked to the train this morning at 6:30 AM, about 3/4 mile, and I was already sweating through my shirt. 100 in California is more comfortable than 70 in New York.
this one is for the nothing works file: There is a lower level at Grand Central which is about five stories below the main level. There is an escalator that, over the last two years, I estimate to have been working no more than 25% of the time. earlier this year it was out for around six months for a major overhaul. After that it worked on most days, with outages of a day or two now and then. This being New York, that's about the best we can hope for. But today, it's out again, and disassembled again, so once again out for the long term. This after a massive six month rehab. I've visited Third World countries with better maintenance records than this.
The MTA is also building (at least they claim to be) a connection from the LIRR to Grand Central. This will be a real boon to those who live on Long Island and work on the East Side. Assuming it is ever finished, which one cannot take for granted. However, the end point at GC is going to be way, way undergroud because that's the only place to put it. It will be much deeper than the five stories of the current lower level. The plan is to build massive escalators, not merely much longer than the ones the MTA currently cannot maintain, but much longer than any ever built anywhere. To which I say:
On the plus side, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of weight trudging up steps. And imagine how hot, still and sodden the air will be down that low.
Gome is mostly wrong about the food, California markets are much better, but I will say that I have an easier time finding d'Artagnan goodies in New York.