Hot town, summer in the city: New Yorkers came back from the holiday weekend to a record-breaking heat wave, with the temperature hitting 102 degrees in Central Park around 3 p.m. local time. Con Edison prepared for 13,450 megawatts of power to be used—a record—but power outages were later reported in the Bronx. All over the Northeast, temperatures soared above 100 degrees. Record highs were reported in Providence, Rhode Island, and Hartford, Connecticut. But Queen Elizabeth II seemed to escape some of the heat; on her first visit to New York City in nearly 30 years, she met with families of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. "And she looks like royalty, because we're all sweating and she was quite the lady — no sweat whatsoever! Her lipstick was just so,” said Debby Palmer. Several deaths were also blamed on the heat.