We’re once again suffering through the time of year in NYC when it’s impossible to walk down the street without hearing things like, “It’s only 6pm?! It totally feels like 11,” and “omg guess what time it is?” or the common: “How am I this drunk at 5pm?”
That’s right, Daylight Savings time has joined forces with the shortest days of the year to create an unholy union of early sunsets in the city. And in case you forgot, DST affects NYC a lot more than many other places in the country.
Axis Maps cartographer Andy Woodruff has created an interactive map that shows how being on the eastern end of the Eastern Time Zone is definitely not helping your seasonal affective disorder. But it turns out, in order to have later sunsets (which, let’s be honest, is what we all want) we should just have DST all year long. As long as we wouldn’t have to suffer through that rough fall day when the sun starts setting an hour earlier every day anymore, we're all for it.
See how changing DST would affect New York, and the rest of the country, here.