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Heat in NYC Melts Desire for Frozen Treats


In the heat of the moment, New Yorkers choose water over ice cream and frozen drinks.

It’s so hot in New York City, even frozen treat peddler Edgar Alberto Dossman is complaining about the heat.

The street vendor says people are skipping his ice cream and Italian ices, instead choosing liquids.

The 75-year-old who hawks his icy goods in Queens said on supremely hot days people avoid the sweetness of frozen treats because it makes them feel more thirsty.

The National Weather Service said it was about 92 degrees in Central Park on Wednesday afternoon.  But it felt a few degrees warmer with the humidity.

Throughout the city, people tried to fend off the heat.

In Times Square, tourists and office workers crowded under red umbrellas in the pedestrian plazas. Others carried water bottles, slathered on sunscreen or wore brimmed hats.