After a vicious winter and slow start to spring, NJ residents enjoying weather

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (PIX11)-- There was definitely a spring in Lincoln, the golden doodle's step now that Spring has sprung.

"He's definitely more playful in warmer temperatures," Sean Battino, a Hoboken resident, said of his three-month-old pup.

Two a half year old Maiah was also running with joy out in the sunshine at this Ridgewood playground.

"She's been indoors most of the winter, so this is great," Natalie Garzoni, Ridgewood mom, said.

From the streets of Manhattan to the sidewalks of Hoboken to the ball fields of Bergen County, it was finally time to come out of hibernation and play ball.

"Play anything," George Peyrouton, 8 years old, said.

Time for shorts and shorter skirts and the buds on the branches are everywhere.

"Yes and soon people will be taking their clothes, I mean, their coats off," Lorenzo Magarelli, Hoboken resident, said.

And while restaurants are packed inside Managers are dreaming about packed outdoor sidewalk tables tomorrow.

"We are hoping lots of people come out and eat here," Vera Vieira, manager, Arthur's Steakhouse.

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