Not cool! Near A/C miss on Stanton

A woman (in pink top) was in shock last Wednesday after being grazed by a falling air conditioner on Stanton St. at Ludlow St. Pedestrians and a cyclist (with back to camera, wearing black napsack) rushed over to make sure she was O.K. Photos by Clayton Patterson

A woman miraculously escaped death after an air conditioner fell out of a fifth-floor window at Stanton and Ludlow Sts. on Wed., July 26, around 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., but just skimmed her arm. Clayton Patterson, the Lower East Side documentarian, happened to be nearby when the potentially deadly accident occurred. “The woman was totally freaked out,” he said. “She was screaming. If it had been 4 or 5 inches over, she would be dead. That thing was heavy. I was walking by. I heard it and heard the woman screaming.”

A woman poked her head out of the fifth-floor apartment that the heavy A/C unit fell from, no doubt incredibly relieved that no one had been killed.
The air conditioner that nearly brained a pedestrian.