City dwellers were able to shed some heavy winter layers Tuesday as a brief wave of warm weather served as a reminder that spring is just around the corner. NY1's Ruschell Boone filed the following report.
A lot of people had some spring in their step as they made their way through Astoria Park Tuesday on a day that featured lots of sunshine and warm weather. Too bad some people didn't check the forecast before leaving the house.
Resident: I know, I'm not dressed for this, but this is beautiful weather.
Boone:Are you going to lose the jacket?
Resident: Yes, definitely.
"Clearly, I'm a bit confused with the winter coat on," said another resident. "All I'm missing is earmuffs in this whole getup right now."
Some people were right on track to enjoy the day.
"About time. About time I can wear this outfit," said one resident.
"I love it," said another. "It's 60, there's a slight breeze. I got to get back in shape."
The popular summer spot under the Triboro Bridge was filled with people who were happy to escape the snow and the cold for a few days, even if the signs of what winter left behind were still visible under a dirt-covered snow pile.
"This is so amazing," said one resident. "It's for the first time in three or four months that finally, we've been able to feel alive again."
"This is great. We needed this, big time," said another.
The parents and their children needed it, too. It's been a long winter of trying to keep them entertained indoors.
"They get stressed out," said one person. "They don't like being in one spot all the time.
"I love it," said another. "I mean, it was a long winter, and I just, you know, I had a hard time staying inside."
For now, they'll eat up whatever warm days we get before spring really arrives.