Good Questions: Coping with McDonald's Smells?

Good Questions: Coping with McDonald's Smells?

Aaron Able
May 11, 2009

Hi Apartment Therapy! I just moved into my first apartment out of college, and am so excited to start decorating it. So far, so good, except one thing: it's next door to a McDonald's. My bedroom window is in the back, directly next to their roof, which has large vents and things on it, essentially pumping eau de fries directly into my room. I've got some scented candles, and I'm going to try a few houseplants, which I think should help any lingering smell. But the real problem is that each breeze brings a fresh wave of it, which overpowers everything else. Any other tips? Since it's the summer, I have to keep my windows open, but each breeze is more nauseating than the last. Thanks!

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I am very familiar with your new neighborhood (I live a few blocks away) and I am sure you will love living in the heart of the East Village — now, what can you do about the french fry smell?


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