On Friday evening I was nearly back to my apartment, after getting off at Union Square and walking the 10 blocks and badly needing to use the bathroom the entire way. At the last crosswalk a girl remarked: "Is that legal?...I wonder if that's legal?" There was an open sewer cover, and one guy was climbing down as another was still standing on the surface.
The girl sounded drunk, and I didn't think she warranted a serious response. "It's legal if they work for the city," I declared.
One of the guys turned and said "Sure it is," with a smile.
The girl kept talking about random stuff as I navigated my way through the slush puddles.
But now I wonder what the guys were doing down there?