Photo Finish: Summer in the City and Locals Beat the Heat

Photo Finish: Summer in the City and Locals Beat the Heat

During this week’s heat wave locals saw temperatures soaring to the mid-90s in the nabe. We hit the streets this week to see how people dealt with the sweltering heat. What are you doing to stay cool, locals? Let us know in the comments.

Eben Klemm, 42, works as a cocktail consultant and has been coming up with summer drinks all week, “mostly variations on Collinses and rickeys” he said. He was sipping on a snap-pea mojito outside his home on Lafayette Avenue when we met him.
Sean Kravit, 30, and Alex Senf, 29, were sitting outside Pillow Cafe on Myrtle Avenue, after ordering hot coffee. “We’re from Miami, so we’re used to it,” said Senf, who is moving to Fort Greene this summer.
Eric Heckstarll, 24, got an ice cream cone to cool down from a truck parked at the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Cumberland Street.
Ice cream was a popular way to stay cool in the nabe. Mila Delcan, 4, enjoyed a chocolate ice cream at The General Greene with her mother, Natalie (not pictured.)
Willa, 3, and Charlie, 6, Vadnai played in the sprinklers at Edmonds Playground.
Tomas Polanco, 61, relaxed outside his Grand Avenue apartment with his young granddaughter, Diana.
Denis Riley, 52, who played tennis in Fort Greene Park, said he stays cool by taking frequent breaks and drinking lots of water. “This kind of heat is oppressive but there’s nothing like hitting a tennis ball, and any day you can hit a tennis ball is a good day,” he said.
Petra, a short-haired Burmese mountain dog, kept cool by chugging the ice water that her walker, Robert Torres, brings to the park. “She drank 64 ounces in 20 minutes,” he said.
Mandy Vadnai asked a magic eight-ball, “Will it be hot again tomorrow?” at Edmonds Playground.
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