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Spring Has Sprung, The Bodies Has Rizz

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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  • "In any standard lexicon," the New York Times told us this morning, "the term 'floater' refers to a few whimsical images of nature: a gull on the breeze, a passing cloud. But in police parlance, it means something more macabre: a human body that has bobbed to the water's surface. And spring is the time when the phenomenon is on full display." The article noted that as waters warm, bodies that have spent their eternal slumber nestled in the chilly bosom of the city's waterways begin to make their journey to the surface. The article was particularly well timed: "Shortly before 7 a.m., the police said they recovered yet another floating body, this one in the East River off the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive—the fourth so far in the city in April, if you're scoring at home."

    Happy Spring, everybody!

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