Just two days away from December, New York City got a post-Thanksgiving treat in a record-setting day of warmth.
Monday's high temperature was 70 degrees in Central Park, breaking the previous high set for the day. That was in 1990, when the high was 69 degrees.
New Yorkers took advantage of the spring-like weather to get outside, even heading to the beach.
At Coney Island, the boardwalk was bustling. While most kids hit the school books after Thanksgiving weekend, Jeremiah Burch hit the surf.
"Of course it's better," said Burch. "One, 'cause it's not school. And two, 'cause you play on the beach and go into the water."
At Central Park, while most of the leaves have fallen in Sheep Meadow, some moms took advantage of the day for a picnic for their children.
"The weather is a gift to us, a gift to the babies," said one mother. "We're enjoying it while we have it."
The mild, dry weather will stick around through Tuesday before rain sets in during the evening. But things will clear up just in time for the Rockefeller Center Tree lighting ceremony Wednesday night.