August in NYC is HOT HOT HOT!
35.C Air temp, but with all the concrete soaking up the sun, & All the AC's chucking out their heat onto the street, its hard work walking about. Pass a open door to a store & your feet get chilly as they have it turned up to the MAX!
Its a relief to go inside for sure, but you know ultimately there is that moment when you have to leave, & believe me its like hitting a brick wall of heat.
I was passing through on my way back to Peru, but managed to get the airline to let me have 3 days there without paying extra.
I wandered about all over town, including walking over the Brooklyn Bridge & Back via the Manhattan bridge to get some night photos.
One of the top restaurants has the best view of the city there - The River Cafe. Amazingly just a small way up the East River there was a small beach too, with loads of people cooling off from the oppressive heat.
I did find an amusing little plaque with a joint British & US flag, when a long time ago we owned the place for a short while - Nice!
I knew exactly where I wanted to go for the best picture as in 1997 I had been up there before when Based there for a while, sailing in on a Challenge Yacht. There is a walkway along the edge of the Manhatten Bridge & it has simply the best view of the Brooklyn Bridge & city.
I climbed up to the bridge, & there was a thunderstorm brewing, & after I had only managed to grab 2 time exposures the skies opened. I was probably in one of the only places in the whole city where you could not get inside - halfway along a mile long bridge & it was chucking it down.
Much to the amusement of the people in the first subway I came to I took off my shoes & emptied them as it was THAT bad!
That was the first & Only time I as glad it was so hot on the subway, as by the time I got home I was completely dry