Good job it’s not gas…..

John is fascinated by all of the vent stacks around the city liberating steam into the atmosphere and has been asking various people what it’s for – you know what he’s like. Apparently it’s the NY steam system which carries steam under the streets of Manhattan as a means of heating or cooling buildings. The system is old and leaks badly so wherever there is a leak, Con Eddison erect an orange and white stack to vent the steam and then walk away. Every street seems to have one or more!

Tomorrow, John may be telling you all about the Fire hydrants!! We’re off to prise Matt away from a TV for dinner before deciding if we can face a trip down to Brooklyn Bridge or call it a night at 8pm. We feel we ought to make the most of our time here but our feet are fighting back!

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