Scaffolding in NY is a way a life. On any given day I am walking under it for about 25% of the time. As long as I have been at my current job, my subway exit and path to coffee has been covered. Great on rainy days, oppressive on sunny days. What can you do? Last week, on a perfectly normal day I emerged from the subway like I have about 500 times before to bright light! What? After almost 2 years, the scaffolding has finally come down. What a difference.