New York City, September 12, 2016

★★★★★ No one had any objection to the temperature or the character of the air coming into the apartment. Out on the street, leaves and taxi paint and sunglasses lenses gleamed. The mild warmth was unfortunate only in that its mildness made the sweat from riding the defective subway take longer to subside. Cloud shade moved over the streets and across the face of the Empire State Building. In the emphatic shade of late day, someone walked down Fifth Avenue in what looked, from three floors up, like a jacket and scarf.