The Lower East Side Rash

School officials and parents are wondering why nineteen fifth graders at P.S. 177 in Bensonhurst came down with rashes on their necks. The school was quarantined for two hours, but the Department of Health didn't find any causes. Speculation that dust from school construction might be the culprit seems unlikely, since there were other rooms closer to the construction and students in those rooms did not develop the rash. Afflicted children were sent to hospitals, leaving many fifth graders worried and upset.

Gothamist is pretty sure we know what caused the rash: Winds from the Lower East side, where a tale of two cities' Joey is still pondering the cause of his rash. Either that or a devious way to get out of taking the math test on decimals.