Clothes lines in the summer are the best to dry clothing outside hanging. JUST LIKE OLD TIMES. Very effective and a fresh smell to all my OCBDs, I hang them upside down this makes the best roll on the collars. I hope some others use a clothes line if they have a garden I can understand in NEW YORK (many members are residents?) this can be difficult,.Maybe you can use the fire escape but that area could only hold maybe 2 or 3 shirts. I have a old rope that I have used for over 10 YEARS can you believe that, but its been in my family for more.I think it is hemp .THE BEST MATERIAL REALLY.