img_1642-jpg December 10, 2016 Return to: Burned-out bulbs change the temperature in NYCFull resolution (1648 × 1208) Image navigation Look close at the temperature sign Debbie photographed on the morning of Dec. 9, 2016, in Manhattan. It appears one side says 38 degrees (left) and one says 36 degrees (right). However, unless there was two degrees difference between each side of the building, the visual is caused by burned-out lights. Look really close and you’ll see the right side 36 degrees is missing the bulb that makes an “8” look like a “6.” I say this because the other has a different bulb burned out on part of the “8” and both need to be the same, so it must have been 38 degrees. Of course the sign on the left has a bulb burned-out on the degree, too, so it’s just a typical New York sign.