These are some of the tools New Yorkers are using to work and play during the summer’s first heat wave, as daily temperatures near 100 degrees. As the planet continues warming, it will only get worse in summers to come.
On one long, sweltering day this week, city dwellers approached the challenge with a mix of ready-for-anything whimsy and deadly serious awareness that heat can kill.
Photographed for The New York Times, with words by Anne Barnard, Nate Schweber, Téa Kvetenadze, and reporting by Matthew Sedacca.One Day in the Heat: What Cooling Off Looks and Feels Like in New York
How do you stay cool when the weather is so hot? The answers are as diverse as the city itself.