How some businesses coped with the heat

June 21, 2012 9:35:57 PM PDT
It's a good 20 degrees hotter inside the Quick Bite restaurant in Harlem.

Sam Mahran is waiting for someone to install air conditioning units. They were supposed to go up last week just in time for this sweltering heat.

In Washington Heights, just a fan is running at a dry cleaners.

Pablo Martinez told Eyewitness News that these dangerous temperatures forced him to shut down all the machines, because the heat they put off made this small space into what feels like an oven.

Some people don't get to enjoy a bike ride of a leisurely stroll on a night like Thursday, but some New Yorkers are working. They say they are staying hydrated and taking breaks ,but no matter how you look at it, it is terrible working in this weather.

Emmanuel Dover and his buddies found a silver lining. The boys dodged traffic in the Concourse Village section of the Bronx selling bottles of water for a buck.

"We're selling water. It's so hot - a lot of people are buying," said Dover, "It's blazing hot. But it's worth it at the end of the day, because we make money. It's a positive way to make money not selling drugs."

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