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The best ways to cool off in NYC

It’s been a sticky, sweaty hot mess of a summer, but NYC still has plenty of ways for you to keep cool

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason
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Every summer, New Yorkers get a few truly sweltering days, when no amount of window unit air conditioning can stop you from sweating. Instead of resigning yourself to the terrible weather, beat the heat with these clever ways to cool off in NYC. Find a shady spot in one of the best NYC parks or just grab an ice-cold cocktail at one of the many rooftop pools in NYC. Your dreams of outdoor adventures might have to wait for a more temperate day, but hey—at least you can console yourself with ice cream.

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Ways to cool off in NYC

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Frolic at the World’s Fair site
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7. Frolic at the World’s Fair site

Don’t overthink it: Sometimes the best way to cool off in the city is to get soaking wet. Run through the water at the Unisphere, the 1964 World’s Fair icon,  then grab a shady spot to relax in the nearby park.

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