Between June and August, a New York City subway platform is a pretty awful place to find yourself. Over those summer months, the subway has all the smells, crowds, and delays you’re used to with the unwelcome addition of a shockingly stubborn heat that couldn’t care less that you’re on your way to a job interview.
The temperature below ground is often ten or more degrees warmer than on the sidewalks above. And there is nothing you can do about it—getting around the subway heat is like getting around that tourist family trying to find their way to an AirBNB apartment in Carroll Gardens. It’s impossible.
The only good thing to ever come out of these hot and humid stations is the latest video from the geniuses over at Improv Everywhere. The folks who brought us the “No Pants Subway Ride” recently turned the Herald Square subway station into a full-service “34th Street Spa.” The summer brought the heat, they brought everything else.