PHOTOS: New Yorkers Make the Best of a Sizzling Summer Amid Coronavirus Restrictions
People flocked to parks, boardwalks and outdoor dining as the city endured its first heat wave of the pandemic.
Lifelong Williamsburg resident Tonya Gonzalez recalled using cans as a kid to help spray water as her friends ran past the hydrant.
Now the postal worker was lending a hand while the next generation made best of a summer unlike any other.
“We still have to try and have fun,” Gonzalez said.
Here are some photos showing some creative ways New Yorkers are enjoying the summer amid a pandemic:
A group of novice skateboarders attempted to land their first trick at Washington Square Park.
Despite a lack of spectators at this year’s July 4 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest due to COVID-19 restrictions, casual frankfurter fans waited for their own turn on the Coney Island Boardwalk.
A visitor on the High Line followed the socially distanced green dots.
Some took advantage of safe lounging during an early evening in Bryant Park.
A blues band entertained people along a car-free stretch on Berry Street in Williamsburg as part of the city’s Open Streets program.
Justin Juarbe, left, and Janice Weaver enjoyed drinks and food outside a Long Island City restaurant.
A man tried to entice pigeons to land on him in Central Park.
A future Yankee headed to practice in The Bronx.
Antonia Howard exercised with her 10- and 7-year-old daughters at St. John’s Park in Crown Heights.
A woman dances along to the band Alegba and Friends in Prospect Park. The group started performing in the park as a way to get out of the house. Plaudits keep them coming back.
Patrons sipped some outdoor drinks at The Gutter in Williamsburg as the sun set behind the Manhattan skyline.