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Man, it’s hot out there! • Brooklyn Paper

Man, it’s hot out there!

With temps in the mid-90s, 2-year-old Dlaine Hamilton cooled off at McKinley Park in Bay Ridge. Expect to see her and her pals there for a few more days.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Yeah, yeah, you know it was hot yesterday. And we know it’s going to be hot today. But the good news? Relief is on the way.

We hit near record temps yesterday — and today is expected to get up to 97 — but a nice summer thunderstorm is set to move in on Friday, drenching the temperatures down to the mid-80s.

And it’s Brooklyn-Queens Day — the single most sacred day on the civic calendar — so all the kids are off from school (hmm, we wonder what they’re doing while you’re in your air-conditioned office reading this).

Holiday celebrants should head to Iglesia Pentacostal on Knickerbocker Avenue at Starr Street in Bushwick for this morning’s festivities (they really get into Brooklyn-Queens Day there).

So for now, stay cool. There are designated “cooling centers” all over town — the mayor even stopped by one in the borough yesterday. To find one near you — and there is one near you — go to gis.nyc.gov/oem/cc/index.htm.

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