And the summer came, the New York summer, which is like no summer anywhere. The heat and the noise began their destruction of nerves and sanity and private lives and love affairs. The air was full of baseballs scores and bad news and treacly songs; and the streets and the bars were full of hostile people, made more hostile by the heat...
James Baldwin, Another country.
Photo: Flanders. Angel of the Waters Fountain at Bethesda Terrace. Central Park, NYC. Summer of 2007.