Pro-aesthetics New Yorkers have been railing against the eyesores that are Fedders air-conditioning unit for years. (See Queens Crap for some pretty steady carping.) And nothing sets off a over-development watchdog like the mention of an ugly height-adding bulkhead being stuck on top of a new or landmarked building.
So how do you really piss off a preservationist? That's right—put an offending bulkhead on top of an formerly agreeable building and then stuff it full of Fedders units! Just look at this East Village specimen on Second Avenue near 12th Street. You can read the "FEDDERS" clear as day from the sidewalk. I mean, for crying out loud. Why not slap on some aluminum siding and truly fuck the building up?