I was in New York City this week, on a day when the heat soared to 92 and with the humidity it felt over 100 and like you could barely breathe. The heat makes the city feel like it is closing in on you, the streets are more crowded with tourists, there seem to be more homeless people on every block. As I walked along I kept seeing people involved in the tasks of their jobs- lifting, climbing, pushing, despite the the heat, they needed to do what they needed to do, regardless of the weather.
Unlike me, who had a chance to stop on the pedestrian plaza on Broadway and take in the realistic sculptures by Seward Johnson. From a distance you do a double take.