The New York Times has an article about a crazy practice popular with some New York City shops. These stores keep their doors wide open, and the air conditioning on full blast during the summer. A common excuse is that it’s company policy, or that the open doors are there to invite customers in. It’s kind of shocking that the store owners would want to pay for all that extra electricity.

Thankfully, the Times reports that there are attempts being made to create new rules against the wasteful practice:

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