87 degrees. Might have been a record. This heat so early in the year is crazy. My work schedule is very light these days so I met a friend in the park with Claudine for a picnic except shade was scarce because there were no leaves on the trees.
But this sudden hot weather means after school sidewalk stoop parties are back! Neighbor kids, bathing suits, sprinklers, pizza and beer. A pleasant sunset over the vintage metal billboard and elevated subway tracks off in the distance. A perfect summer evening. In early April.