June is Outdoor Home Month!

June is Outdoor Home Month!

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 18, 2007

When it's hot, do you use the outdoors? In the "old days" before air conditioning, many New Yorkers moved their mattresses out to their fire escapes and even to Central Park for sleeping at night. Norman Mailer writes of hundreds of families waking up in Central Park to various alarm clocks and then towing their bedding home before heading off to work. Times have changed, and the ubiquitous air conditioner has certainly been a big part of that change.

But, we want to know....what do you do to beat the heat? Do you use your Outdoor Home?

This month we're looking to share inspiration: how do you use your outdoor space? What does it look like? Send us a pic and an explanation and we'll post it (newyork @ apartmenttherapy . com). (pic: Bronx, NY - 1950's)

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