Late-day linkage: Vampire Weekend covers Robin Thicke, it's STILL HOT, more

Find out what Time Out's editors are reading in today's roundup of late-day links.

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Good afternoon, New Yorkers. This dreadful heat wave may break soon enough, so don't let it stop you from partaking in fun activities this weekend—here are 21 things you could do, some of which are indeed outdoors. If you need ’em again, here are eight tips for surviving these brutal temperatures.

- Here's a full transcript of President Obama's remarks regarding the Trayvon Martin ruling, which are well worth a read if you missed his live statement. [NPR]

- Slate explains why portmanteaus like sharknado or cronut are actually kind of terrible, beyond the fact that they're fleeting memes. [Slate]

- In his time documenting the city's denizens, Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton has heard plenty of stories—HowAboutWe collected 25 of the best romantic images from his street-photography project. [HowAboutWe]

- The heat apparently brings out the weirdest side of New Yorkers, who then apparently like to broadcast their weird behavior on Twitter. [Daily Intel]

- And here are some vintage photos of New Yorkers surviving the heat waves of yesteryear—you know, before air-conditioning on subway cars was a thing. Perish the thought. [Gothamist]

- Vampire Weekend covered Robin Thicke's summer smash, "Blurred Lines." It's pretty fun. [Stereogum]

- Take a look at the oldest buildings in each of the five boroughs, including ones that date back to the 17th century. [Untapped Cities]

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