Sunday, April 13th

We’re waiting like a clingy girlfriend for that ever-elusive New York spring that will, in the end, just taunt and tease us for a week or two before abandoning us in the sweaty stink and muggy muck of summer. (Hey, anyone else notice the subways are getting dirtier, more rat-infested, less-police-patrolled and more erratic? Please, Mayor Bloomberg, get together with the morons at the M.T.A. and fix this problem before the dog days of August!) Luckily we have the final day of the ABC Carpet & Home Antique Rug Sale to think about, because we must figure out which recycled Turkish, Persian, Caucasian or Art Deco Chinese Rug we will help save the planet with!

[ABC Carpet & Home Antique Rug Sale, 888 Broadway, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.]