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The weatherman predicts that today will be one of the hottest that New York City has seen thus far this year; how fitting, considering that it's also the official first day of summer.
Although the heat significantly thinned the Soho shopping crowds over the weekend, there's at least two people celebrating the summer solstice: the hunks who hang out at the entrance of Hollister. They've changed their boardshorts, applied more zinc oxide to their noses and busted out the flip flops.