Ice, ice, baby: Con Ed chips in with chilly chunks

On Thursday in Union Square, Con Ed distributed blocks of ice that residents could put in their unpowered refrigerators to keep food chilled. There was a long line for the frozen hot commodity. Older residents remembered how refrigerators used to be called “ice boxes” back in the day, when they really were cooled by large blocks of ice that the iceman would drop off whenever he would “cometh.” At right, Villager Diane Waller showed her ice. Photos by Tequila Minsky

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One Response to Ice, ice, baby: Con Ed chips in with chilly chunks

  1. This certainly didn't help those of us further downtown and west of Union Square. They easily could have put an ice center in Ruth Wittenberg Triangle at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue. Lots of space to serve this part of the community!

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