New Yorkers Beat the Heat 1950s-Style

The heat waves of 2016 are forecasted to be ones for the history books, with future summers getting even hotter. But when it comes to consecutive days of extreme heat, it’s a summer from the past that really stands out: in New York City in 1953, the temperature was in the 90s (or higher) every day between July 15 and 21, and again between Aug.