Complaining to the Mayor's Hotline gets results. Roving UHub photographer Sean Connor forwarded this photo today of the excessively hot manhole covers on Harrison Avenue, a day after somebody complained one had burned his or her pet's paws.
Woof. WOOOOOOOOOOOF! might be more effective.
Anywho, at least they took action.
Like this one.
Hehe, those were my inspiration. =)
How did something displaying an actual sense of humor ever get through channels? Great stuff!
About the rats being on a diet?
told City Hall that "Grrr Woof Bark" is actually dogspeak for "Thomas M. Menino, Mayor".
Besides spray paint, what is being done to rectify the situation?
Hard to imagine SE activists haven't organized a doggie-in with a hundred dogs at the site! Fido fights back!
They're too busy not cleaning up after their dogs.
About 5 years ago one or two dogs were killed by stray electrical current around manholes - apparently a conductive mixture of water and snow-melt salt had worked its way into the wires and provided a conductive path to the surface - and if I recall correctly the utility got on it right away and resolved the problem.
Yes, they were urinating on a faulty lamppost on Beacon Hill.
As a memorable NY Post headline labeled the situation, "Shock and Paw".
and it was still warm, no less than normal, but the manhole covers were not hot to the touch. A little warm, but not hot at all. They are made of some sort of plastic and don't really conduct heat very well. The smelly steam was gone though.
These manholes were designed this way so the homeless who get kicked out of Pine Street can sleep on them during the winter months. Thank God the MBTA has come through and designed bus shelters with heaters along the Silver Line where the homeless can hibernate for the winter.
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