It’s hard to stay cool in NYC. And I don’t *just* mean cool, like hip or trendy. I mean cool like not sweating through your ballet flats that your mom told you make you look professional as you regret getting on that subway car without AC. 

This summer I decided to skip some of the #basic, "beat the heat" NYC summer activities, like walking across the Brooklyn Bridge or drinking frosé at an outdoor rooftop (not frosé-shaming, but even you know it’s basic), and instead set off on a mission to find unique spots to chill (literally), worthy of a ‘gram or two.

[Photo @dreambeachnyc]