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Though Manhattan is technically an island, you’re more likely to spend a hot summer afternoon drinking at a rooftop bar than lounging on a sandy beach. Still, there are plenty of water sports in NYC to try—and no, we don’t just mean the ubiquitous boat tours around the bay. Whether you prefer kayaking, sailing or kiteboarding, the city has plenty of outdoor adventures to offer. Next time the muggy summer heat descends over the city, go cool off with one of these extreme water sports.
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