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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Heat Wave

We have been setting record temperatures the last three days - Tuesday hit 100°F (38°C) at LaGuardia Airport. When it gets this hot in the city, it becomes intolerable anywhere there is no air conditioning. The subway platforms become an inferno. The sidewalks and streets are blistering.
 Some people take matters in their own hands, like this fellow who opened a NYC fire hydrant for a little relief (second photo). This is a typical scenario, especially in city neighborhoods where there are children. Every year during heat waves, residents are reminded that they are not to open hydrants on their own and that low flow sprinkler heads are available at the local fire station. To prevent unauthorized use, the hydrant requires a large wrench with a pentagon shaped socket to open it, but this is a small deterrent to the determined...

11 comments:

missy said...

What a beautiful photo! I'm across the pond in england and its boiling hot here as well. love your blog as haven't been to ny yet but saving so i can soon.
Will keep looking at the amazing photos. alex

Brian said...

Which of the two photos do you like better? I couldn't decide which to post as the primary one; which conveyed the heat better or was a better shot.
Brian

Thiên said...

Wow, I'm headed there Friday for a week. I was hoping to escape the 100 degree temps here in TX but I see I am not so lucky! I like the second shot; looks like the street is ablaze.

Brian said...

The weather has already subsided - heat wave is over for now. Nice weekend ahead.
Brian

Toulouse Photo Day said...

interesting photo & very good colors..

Kris said...

and it makes a good photo!

rudygiron said...

Great shot¡ it really conveys the sense of a heat wave.

Olivier said...

SUPERBE Photo, qui represente un NYC comme on l'imagine. Je n'y vais jamais en Ete il fait trop chaud, je prefere le printemps ou l'automne. Bravo pour la photo

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