How to Survive Summer in New York City

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To all you New Yorkers out there who appreciate an air conditioned subway in July as much as I do, you’ll probably also agree with me that summers in New York City aren’t exactly refreshing. For some, escaping to the Hamptons for the weekend can be the perfect getaway from the hot and humid city, but for those who are stuck at home, here are a few tips and suggestions on how to make it a lot more fun.

Grab a friend and a beach towel and venture up to your roof. It might not be the white, sandy beaches of St. Barths but you’re guaranteed a tan.

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Or why not cool off with the oh-so-cliché cereal milk soft serve from Momofuku Milk Bar?

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Go to restaurants with a beachy feel, like Tacombi, where you can sip on rosé sangria (which perfectly pairs with chips and guac). Another favorite is Pizza Beach, where you can enjoy a margarita pizza and kale salad under the ceiling’s stringed lights while admiring the various surfboards that are mounted to the walls.

Whether you’re looking to grab an espresso at the coffee bar or even a t-shirt, Surf Saturdays is an NYC hot spot. Surf Saturdays has two locations that are in Soho and the West Village.

Another gem would be Warm NYC, a boutique in the Lower East Side. From cool beachy images collaged onto the walls to bikinis and coffee table books, this shop is a true gem.

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Aside from the shopping and eating, it’s always important to take advantage of the city’s museums, and most importantly, bask in the AC while doing it. From the Whitney to the many small galleries in Chelsea, there are endless options to explore when it comes to the art world in NYC.

– Lily Geiger

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