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Bryant Park ice skating rink melts because of November heat wave

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MANHATTAN — Workers brushed off a layer of slushy water from the Bryant Park ice rink on Saturday after the recent heat wave melted parts of the rink.

The ice rink has been melting because of the recent unusually high temperatures hitting the tri-state area, Gothamist reported. On Friday, Central Park, LaGuardia Airport, and parts of Connecticut experienced record high temperatures reaching the mid-70s.

Officials told Gothamist the rink is fine and people should not worry. The Bryant Park ice rink was installed on Oct. 30, but reports of the ice melting started less than a week later.

The weather is expected to cool down in the next few days, dropping down to the low 60s. The temperatures is still about 5 degrees higher than normal.

But that's not stopping people from getting into the holiday season. The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center arrived on Friday and the ice rink there and in Central Park have been up for about two weeks already.