Cold, air-conditioned havens

Try these cinemas, museums and shops for a quick blast of arctic air.

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BAM Rose Cinemas
Watch an arty film while wrapped up in a hoodie—you'll need it! 30 Lafayette Ave between Ashland Pl and St. Felix St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (718-636-4100, bam.org)

Victoria's Secret
We wouldn't have thought it wise to make a bra shop so wintry. 722 Lexington Ave between 58th and 59th Sts (212-230-1647, victoriassecret.com)

Forever 21
An infusion of freezing-cold air will keep your mind sharp as you hunt for bargains. 40 E 14th St between University Pl and Broadway (212-228-0598, forever21.com)

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The rooftop may be broiling hot, but inside the Arms and Armor in Medieval Europe exhibition, it's cool and dark. 1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St (212-535-7710, metmuseum.org)

The shark attraction at the New York Aquarium
Few things take your mind off the heat like watching a sand tiger shark tear through lunch. Surf Ave at 8th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn (718-265-3474, nyaquarium.com)

New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Is it just us, or does everyone retain more knowledge when their arms are covered in goose bumps? Fifth Ave at 42nd St (917-275-6975, nypl.org)

FAO Schwarz
Ideal for a break from Central Park's humidity. Plus, toys! 767 Fifth Ave at 59th St (212-644-9400, fao.com)

Cold room at Fairway Harlem
Get treated to an arctic blast, whether you're buying chicken or not. 2328 Twelfth Ave between 132nd and 133rd Sts (212-234-3883, fairwaymarket.com)

Famous Footwear
Feet get sweaty; isn't it nice to find a cool place to take your shoes off? 250 W 34th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-244-4810, famousfootwear.com)

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