Temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees through the end of the week, forecasters said.
Extremely high temperatures are expected to hit New York City on Thursday.
Protecting the area is complicated because "Red Hook also floods from underneath," a city official said.
New Yorkers took to social media to document the storm.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Some locals sunbathed and hid under shady trees while others kept at their normal routine.
The infrastructure building going up at 212 Avenue C will service the nearby Haven Plaza complex.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo allocated $151 million for the seawall expected to be completed in 2022.
Grab your shorts and sandals — Thursday's going to be a hot one.
The most picture-perfect sunsets of the summer start Monday night, but the cloudy skies may conceal it.
Rain is expected to begin falling around 11 p.m. Friday and could last through Saturday night.
Nine homeowners had already moved out when they were told the homes weren't eligible for elevation.
Parts of the the West Side Highway were closed for several hours during torrential rains.
The panel was installed at a bioswale to power equipment collecting data on its performance.
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