and made our way here: Teardrop Park near the tip of Manhattan. So hot it was hard to take a deep breath. It's been almost a year since we were last here. We stood in little icy pools of pumped-in reservoir water. If you squint, you can't see the skyscrapers. Or don't squint, and imagine they're all gathered around gossiping, watching the kids dunking each other and getting breaded with sand.