Fedders house
 n.— «Perhaps most vocal among the complainants decrying the development of “Fedders houses,” as they have come to be known, are residents of Bay Ridge, whose neighborhood awaits city approval of a rezoning measure that would bar such housing developments. So ugly and bland are those buildings, say some, that their most striking architectural trait may well be the air conditioner sleeve itself.…”I would hope the houses are as well built and as high quality as the air conditioners they’re named after.” The colloquialism, while originating by most accounts in Bay Ridge several years ago, has spread to all corners of the city in recent months.…Bloomberg has used the term “Fedders houses” on numerous occasions and, said Coffey, uses it when referring to zoning measures in other neighborhoods and boroughs.» —“In Bay Ridge, Fedders doesn’t mean cool” by Greg Mango Brooklyn Papers (New York City) Mar. 12, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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