126. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Gramercy, Manhattan. To counter a brutal late summer heat and humidity wave in New York, I present a cool winter sky. Manhattan has an unbelievable number of micro neighborhoods with distinct styles, histories and characters–every four blocks it seems. The dense shadows and short days of winter can make for sun starvation in these canyons. Streets in Manhattan have a shady and a sunny side–you walk the warmer sun side in winter and the shade in summer.