Finding a coffee shop in NYC with air conditioning as strong as the iced coffee is no easy task. Discovering one that also won’t judge you for lingering for hours is like finding the holy grail. This local mini-chain serving just four drinks—brewed coffee, iced coffee, espresso and espresso with milk—started in Alphabet City, but has since added locations in Midtown, Chelsea Market, Tompkins Square and Gowanus.
When it’s as hot as it is humid in New York City, that leaky window unit just isn’t going to cut it. Escape the stifling heat of your apartment and cool off at one of these air-conditioned public spaces in NYC. Luckily, there’s no shortage of climate-controlled coffee shops, arcades, gyms and museums in NYC. So next time you wake up drenched in sweat, just consult this list of where to go in NYC when you don’t have air-conditioning and be thankful you don’t have to pay that electric bill.
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