NYC Roasts in Summer Heat Wave

The heat wave that's gripped the tri-state for the last five days continues.

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Cooling off in Jersey City.
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Vanity Mendez, 11, left, Isaiah Rivera, 6, center, and Jonathan Medina, 11, cool off at an open fire hydrant in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Thursday, July 21, 2011. A heatwave that has enveloped much of the central part of the country for the past couple of weeks is moving east and temperatures are expected to top the 100-degree mark. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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A firefighter drinks from a cooler attached to the back of the fire truck Friday.
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A very hot and thirsty dog named Buck cools off drinking bottled water poured by his owner Sue Anderson of South Windsor Conn.
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Youngsters cool off in a playground water spray on Thursday in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn.
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Max, a red nose pitbull cools himself in the Columbus Circle fountain during a heat wave.
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Rashawn West, 17, shakes water off his head while carrying his 1-year-old son Al-Shameir West while trying to beat the heat at Pennington Court apartments Thursday in Newark, N.J.
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Abbie Stebbins, left, a aide at Ironbound Senior Center, fills a water bottle for a community member, right, at one of the area cooling centers, Thursday in Newark, N.J.
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A woman in a large hat crosses Broadway near Columbus Circle during a heat wave.
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Damian Estrella, 2, dives into a kiddy pool set up in the courtyard of his apartment complex as weather reached the 90-degree mark in Newark, N.J.
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Lizandro Cabrera, 30, uses a t-shirt as a head cover to protect himself from 90-degree weather while trimming trees at the Riverview Garden Apartments in Passaic, N.J.
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Michelle Brown holds her nephew as they run through a water sprinkler to beat the heat in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
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Neftali Vazquez, right, and his nephew Jason Vazquez, 8, cool off at the Hamilton Fish park pool on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Thursday, July 22, 2010 in New York.
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A woman sunbathes in Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan.
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A girl plays near the City Hall Park fountain in Lower Manhattan during a heat wave.
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Mary Fink, visiting from Port St. Lucie, Florida reads a book in Central Park.
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A woman checks her phone by the Columbus Circle fountain during a heat wave.
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Children cool off in a water fountain at Battery Park.
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Construction worker Mike DiDonato wipes sweat from his eyes as he uses a jackhammer to break concrete sidewalks early in the morning in Trenton, N.J.
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Players work up a sweat near the Coney Island beach in New York.
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Herb Nieves and his dog Max, a red nose pitbull, cool out in the Columbus Circle fountain.
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A man takes a break in the shade at Bryant Park.
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A woman and child shade with an umbrella as they walk along a sidewalk in the Sunnyside section of Queens.
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Alejandra Perez, a cook at Manny's BBQ restaurant, wipes sweat off her face as she grills meat in the hot weather in the parking lot of the establishment in Newark, N.J.
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A man runs along the Hudson River in Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan during a heat wave.
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Construction worker Mark Gilbert stops to take a cold drink in the morning sun in Trenton, N.J.
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Herb Nieves and his dog Max, a red nose pit-bull, cool out in the Columbus Circle fountain.
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Kids cool off at a local pool on Tuesday.
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Bikers catch a breeze to cool off.
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Women sunbathe in Battery Park City on the banks of the Hudson River June 8, 2011 in New York City. An early summer heat wave hit the city.
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Kids cool off in a fountain as jets spray water upwards at Battery Park.
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Parents join in the water fun too amid temperatures in the mid 90s.
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Children's feet are reflected in a fountain at Battery Park on June 8, 2011 in New York City.
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Sunbathers bask in the hot sun of Bryant Park on Wednesday as temperatures reached over 90 degrees.
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Gregory Aikens, of the Bronx, cools off in a fountain along the Hudson River Greenway, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in New York. Temperatures rose well over 90 degrees.
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A construction worker drains a bottle of water while assembling scaffolding outside a Midtown office building, Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
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Ice cream vendor George Bekas, of Bayside serves school children from his truck in New York, Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
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Children on New York's Sixth Avenue eat ice treats as a three day heat wave bakes the city.
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New Yorkers cool off with ice cream and other cold treats.
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Sunbathers soak up the sun in Bryant Park.
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Rosalinda Salcedo tends to roses in Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
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A sunbather basks in the hot sun of Bryant Park.
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A customer at P.C. Richards and Son wipes sweat off his forehead after purchasing a air conditioner at the Union Square store Friday.
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