New York is much cooler than Tokyo in summer. Of course, it has hot days
with over 30 °C temperature and high humidity. However hot days do
not continue for two entire months like Tokyo. The peak of the high temperature
in NY might be from the end of July to the beginning of August. NY doesn't
have a rainy season. So summer comes earlier than Tokyo. And one day in
September, autumn comes suddenly.
That's all from my impression. The climate becomes more unpredictable because
of global warming now a days. But, I think there is no objection to the
fact that summer is hot either in NY or Tokyo.
And for me, a typical summer scene of NY is a fire extinguisher flushing
water. I do not know who started doing those things at first and how it's
opened up. But it is sure a fire extinguisher is used in different way
from the original purpose.
If it happens in Japan, it became social issue. And a fire extinguisher
would be replaced to the sealed one. This is an example that flexibility
of the US society works good. The fire extinguisher is usually closed by
someone after splashed out tons of water.
In a summer afternoon, I came across a fire extinguisher splashing out
water on the street. A mother and son was just beside it. The mother took
her child's hand and lead it to the flushing water. In the moment, the
water splashed and the ears of child burned in red with the sun shine.
"Red ears" NYC, New York, USA 1992