Summer in This City

You know the kind of day I mean: intense; broiling; with the sidewalks giving up smells of garbage long forgotten. After a bout of London-style weather (gray and rainy, without the “bright”), New York was like that last week: Summer in this City.

All around me, people were talking about going to the Hamptons or upstate or leaving town and just generally dissing the state of being here. This being my first full Summer in NY in quite some time, I had to wonder.

Then, all at once, the feeling lifted and the night was as glorious as it gets: up high, refreshing, with the views and the temperature just great. Sunsets being a Summer theme, here is last night’s. There may be better places to be. But even in the Summer, it’s always right to take Manhattan.