Updated 07/07/2012 03:26 PM
Temperatures Hit 2012 High
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New York's hot week only got hotter Saturday as the highest temperatures of the year were recorded.
Temperatures reached 97 degrees in Central Park, the hottest temperatures thus far in 2012.
Residents used a variety of methods to try and beat the heat.
Hundreds packed Penn Station to hit Jones Beach and all points east Saturday.
Some didn't need the sand to make use of their beach chairs and coolers.
One passenger we spoke with refused to get hot under the collar after missing his train.
"I thought I read 1:06," he said. "We're coming from Jersey City, got into 32nd on the PATH (at) 12:30, had plenty of time. Got the tickets and found out it was 12:45. So we missed the train and have to wait for the next one. It should be fine. There will be plenty of sunshine left out there."
The scorching temperatures didn't keep people away from the boardwalk at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, either.
"The majority of our sales are umbrellas today," said one boardwalk vendor. "It's extremely hot and that's the best item of the day is the umbrellas."
"We came from Connecticut, me and my husband, to take a little walk, a little exercise," said one visitor. "The weather is beautiful. It's a little hot and humid but we came to enjoy."
New York City has had 10 days with temperatures at 90 degree or above so far.
Typically, the summer has 12 90-degree days for the season.