Updated 8:39 a.m. | We survived the heat wave.
It was 97 degrees on Friday, and the city set a record for electricity use trying to keep cool. The breeze was the temperature of a human body.
It was awful. It is over.
We are pleased to say that Monday’s highs will be in mid 80s, with lows in the low 70s tonight. You can expect rain and thunderstorms, so bring an umbrella. And you might even turn off your air-conditioner.
TRANSIT & TRAFFIC
• Mass Transit: [8:39] There are slight delays, but normal morning service has resumed on Metro-North’s Hudson Line today, after last week’s freight train derailment. The M.T.A. has put out a really interesting video of the repairs.
Subway delays on the L and northbound N and and Q trains. Click for the latest M.T.A. status.
• Roads: [8:39] Upper deck is now open on the Verrazano Bridge following an earlier accident. Click for updates at CBS New York.
Alternate-side parking rules: in effect.
COMING UP TODAY
• Three women’s groups endorse Scott M. Stringer for comptroller.
• In the mayor’s race, Bill de Blasio chats with voters outside Trader Joe’s in Chelsea, and Anthony D. Weiner visits a senior center in the Bronx. William C. Thompson Jr. calls for government incentives for tech start-ups. Joseph J. Lhota visits a Staten Island senior center.
• Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will compete in a white-water rafting race upstate to promote tourism in the Adirondacks. They may not be evenly matched.
• NYC Restaurant Week begins.
• The Martha Graham Dance Company performs at SummerStage in Central Park. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. [Free]
• Column McCann reads from his new novel “TransAtlantic” in Brooklyn Bridge Park at 7 p.m. [Free]
• There is an open-air screening of the 1951 Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn classic “The African Queen” in Bryant Park. Sunset. [Free]
• It’s “Old School Night” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series with a gaggle of rappers performing in Wingate Field, Brooklyn, at 7:30 p.m. [Free]
• And an old school Reno, Nev., showgirl masquerades as a singing nun in “Sister Act,” screening at Frederick Cabbell Park in Jamaica, Queens, 8:27 p.m. [Free]
• For more events, see The New York Times’s Arts & Entertainment guide.
IN THE NEWS
• It’s a little far from home, but Kate Middleton is in the “early stage of labor.” [New York Post]
• The High Line is a secret speedy commute. [New York Times]
• Five mayoral candidates slept over in public housing on Saturday night. [New York Times]
• Police catch a man accused of strangling his girlfriend, after he parks poorly. [New York Post]
• The M.T.A. is augmenting service on the M and G lines. [Daily News]
• Black and Latino leaders speak out against Raymond W. Kelly as a possible Homeland Security nominee. [Daily News]
• Mets beat the Phillies, 5-0. Yankees lost to the Red Sox, 8-7. And Alex Rodriguez’s return is delayed. [New York Times]
On this day in 1869, the civil engineer John Augustus Roebling died. His final glory — the Brooklyn Bridge — was not yet complete. It would not open until 1883.
(Also, the lost chicken found in Prospect Park and written about here last week has a new home. In Bushwick.)
Nicole Higgins DeSmet and E.C. Gogolak contributed reporting.
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