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Nov. 18, 1978: Unseasonably warm temperatures — 65 degrees — brought crews with their brooms onto the ice at Wollman Rink in Central Park to sweep away excess water and — as a caption writer put it, conjuring a pleasing, poetic picture — to do “pirouettes in puddles.” Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
Nov. 18, 1978: Unseasonably warm temperatures — 65 degrees — brought crews with their brooms onto the ice at Wollman Rink in Central Park to sweep away excess water and — as a caption writer put it, conjuring a pleasing, poetic picture — to do “pirouettes in puddles.” Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Nov. 18, 1978: Unseasonably warm temperatures — 65 degrees — brought crews with their brooms onto the ice at Wollman Rink in Central Park to sweep away excess water and — as a caption writer put it, conjuring a pleasing, poetic picture — to do “pirouettes in puddles.” Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

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