Summer in the city: 25 ways to beat the heat in New York
In the height of summer, the air on the streets of New York can feel like a blast furnace as waves of humidity roll down the avenues. But summer doesn't have to mean needless suffering. Riverside walks, leafy parks, and cool ocean breezes provide a quick antidote to sizzling city sidewalks. After dark, lower evening temperatures draw New Yorkers outdoors for alfresco dining, rooftop drinking and open-air concerts and film screenings.