GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — From New York Metropolis to Lengthy Island, individuals have been basking within the lovely day Friday.
The delicate climate coincided with midwinter trip for faculties on Lengthy Island, so households have been out in drive absorbing the solar.
One man described the day as “lovely” and “identical to Florida.”
CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff caught up with a aircraft-load of vacationers coming back from the Sunshine State, coming again to balmy breezes. Whereas they have been away, a usually frigid February morphed into an early spring shock.
“That is nice. I want it will keep this manner. I’m a skier, however I do choose the nice and cozy climate, so welcome again to Lengthy Island,” the person stated.
Midwinter break often serves as a break from the deep freeze, however this yr even the “staycationers” have been sure for Jones Seashore.
“I can’t consider we’re on the seashore in February,” one lady stated.
“It’s somewhat loopy. It’s arduous to consider, however I’ll take it,” one other added.
Tons of have been out on the boardwalk, even oceanfront on the sand, on bikes, on foot and on cloud 9.
“It’s terrific. Youngsters are enjoying within the sand, and we’re strolling on the boardwalk. We by no means thought that may occur in February,” a lady stated.
Households just like the Todaros have been tickled to have gone from blizzard to seashore in simply two weeks.
“We’re loving it, we’re loving the climate, from being caught within the snow,” one lady stated.
In Backyard Metropolis, the one winter ice round was the ice cream devoured by youngsters in shorts whereas mother and father crammed cafes al fresco.
“For a very long time, I used to be going to maneuver south to keep away from the chilly. Now, it looks like I can keep right here,” a person stated.
“I’m in shorts now. We simply took our bikes out for the primary time of the yr,” one other added.
“It’s a very good excuse to get outdoors and train,” a lady stated.
However not the type of train winter lovers like. Skiers stated they needed to reduce brief their holidays upstate.
“No ice skating, as a result of it begins to soften. No snowmobiling, it’s truly harmful,” one lady stated.
Spring will come quickly sufficient, and people outside cafes may simply hold their tables outdoors. However people could also be somewhat extra bundled up Sunday when Previous Man Winter reminds us he’s not fairly achieved but.