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Re: Extreme heat in the summer in Brooklyn


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Posted by Barb on Wednesday, July 20th 2022:

In Reply to: Extreme heat in the summer in Brooklyn posted by Nate Goldman on Tuesday, July 19th 2022:

Living in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn as a kid, Riis Park was our beach. Coney Island, Brighton, and Gerritsen Beaches were disappointments without the excitement of surf action. While we never learned to swim at Riis, we became masters of body surfing, floating, and dog-paddling. There were always huge waves and a mean undertow, which, of course, did not deter us. One foggy day, we heard foghorns blaring continually, and I believe it was the collision of the Andrea Doria and another ship which we learned about later that day. We didn't have the money for the Green Line bus which ran along Flatbush Av over the bridge, so we walked the five-mile trek to and from the beach. Sometimes with friends, we would "thumb" a ride, a risky choice even in those '50s/60s days. But kids, then and certainly now, overlook such warnings in favor of being with friends, meeting kids from school, sitting on sandy towels, and getting sunburnt to a crisp. Sunburn lotion with UV protection? What was that?

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