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A beautiful day in Central Park

A couple bought ice cream from a NY Ice Cream car at the entrance of Central Park on W 59th Street, March 9, 2021, Photo by Chuyan Jiang

It has been a long winter with quarantine and snowstorms.  But  on Tuesday, the temperature rose to 64 degrees for the first time in 2021, prompting New Yorkers to venture outside.  

 In Central Park, people ate ice creams, picnicked, played, exercised, put on shorts, and often wore warm smiles. Carriages lined up for tourists to go sightseeing. Park visitors could hear the chirp of birds and see squirrels seeking food. The grass was growing and  changing the color of the ground from yellow and brown to faint green.

Carriages of Central Park  line up at the entrance of Central Park on W 59th Street, waiting for tourists. Photo by Chuyan Jiang, March 9, 2021

Children play at Heckscher Playground, Central Park. March 9, 2021, Photo by Chuyan Jiang

Children swing at Heckscher Playground, Central Park. March 9, 2021, Photo by Chuyan Jiang

People picnic near Heckscher Playground in Central Park. March 9, 2021, Photo by Chuyan Jiang

People walk and bike in at Central Park. March 9, 2021, Photo by Chuyan Jiang

A cyclist wears shorts in Central Park. March 9, 2021, Photo by Chuyan Jiang

A squirrel nibbles a nut in Central Park. March 9, 2021. Photo by Chuyan Jiang