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NYC Doesn't Slow Down For Anything, Not Even A Heat Wave

July 01, 2018 - 4:56 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The heat wave isn’t keeping New Yorkers indoors anytime soon.

Crowds packed along the Hudson River Greenway in Manhattan on Sunday, riding bikes, playing basketball or enjoying sprinklers.

Temperatures reached near 100 degrees but that didn’t stop Andre from shooting hoops with his friends.

“We come out here every Sunday, it’s tradition,” he told 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern. “Soon as we get a nice day, we come out here.”

As the basketball game continued, plenty of kids ran through a sprinkler in a nearby park and one man from Staten Island rode his bike down a designated path.

Nearly everyone that arrived at the Greenway agreed that when New York City gets a string of nice weather, you can’t spend the entire day in the air conditioning.

“I needed fresh air,” Michelle told Stern. “I was so tired of the cold. So having heat is always great, but I guess it is way too much.”

Officials still say residents should continue to take precautions against scorching heat and humidity and the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that will remain in effect until Monday.

The city says its cooling centers will remain open through Independence Day.

Cooling centers are places like libraries and senior centers that have air-conditioning. Find a full list of the centers at nyc.gov/oem.