NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The temperature was topping out in the sweltering 90s for the second day in a row Sunday, and New Yorkers were doing their best to deal with it.

The high for the day was forecast at 92, according to CBS2 Weather. An air quality alert was in effect for most of the area until 11 p.m. Sunday, as the ground level ozone may reach or exceed unhealthy standards.

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As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, cool, refreshing water was shooting out of the surface and cascading down some play equipment at 23rd Street and Eleventh Avenue Sunday.

Kids just loved it, and a mother named Jennifer was over in the shade cooling off herself.

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“I don’t mind the heat,” she said. “It’s the humidity that I have a problem with.”

Jennifer said having the spray park nearby was a lifesaver.

“We do this all the time,” she said. “It’s just too hot in Manhattan. It’s taken our apartment. So we’re at the water park a lot.”

Sometimes, Jennifer said, the activity at the sprinkler park is followed up with some ice cream.

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The city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday reminded people to keep cool and stay in an air-conditioned place, check on neighbors and family members who may be vulnerable, and watch out for heat illness that can creep up on you.