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Beer Popsicles Can Conquer the Most Sweltering Subway Stations

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WNYC visited various Manhattan subway stations with digital thermometer in hand to gauge how quickly New Yorkers can transform into ticking time bombs. Although the test was done last August, the conditions stay the same. With a lack of air conditioning and adequate ventilation, temperatures during the summer can top 106 degrees while waiting for the train. At that heat with no cross breeze, a couple ceiling fans can no longer mask the stench cocktail of body odor and rage.

But toss aside those brass knuckles and bicycle chains, New York! In an effort to presumably curb the chance of a Mexican standoff on an F train platform, Latin saloon Diablo Royale Este on Ave. A and 11th is now selling frozen beer popsicles. UrbanDaddy explains:

"Introducing The Hopsicle Experience, a frozen can of beer, sliced in half and served like a Push Pop for big kids, launching today at Diablo Royale Este.

Now, the thing about the hopsicle is that it looks like your standard can of Tecate: Red. Cylindrical. Icy cold. Except the barman-witchdoctors at Diablo have taken the “icy” bit quite literally, injecting the beer with simple syrup and lime juice, jamming a wooden stick into the hole of the can and then putting it in the freezer. For four days.

The result is a genuine beer popsicle, which the bartender must saw in half with a serrated steak knife (or samurai sword) to open. Then it’s up to you to push the wooden stick upward to dispense the hopsicle in true Push Pop style, and decide if you want your savory sweet frozen joyride bathed in tequila as well (note: you want this)."

So if the MTA can accept crowds standing shoulder-to-shoulder in 106-degree heat, they're gonna have to let slide a few beer popsicles in the stations.

Or else.
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