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It's hot in the city

It's hot in the city

we wait in line under the scorching heat of the sun

for tickets to broadway shows,

to get a ride in amusement parks

we wait for buses

that take us where we want to go

we endure the heat

and line up patiently to get on the boat

we take pictures and watch people go

in and out of trains, walking in the street

this bustling city never sleeps

the neon lights that illuminate the night

the sounds of sirens and trains arriving

the scent of coffee brewing

dogs of various sizes , colors and breeds walking

there is chaos above and below

there is also peace and joy everywhere

if you know where to go

when the city gets too hot where do you prefer to go?

Beach, mountain, museums, libraries, parks , churches

or stay home?

I truly love them all.


build sand castles, sail and fly kites and escape from nyc heat

Coney Island- amusement park, hot dogs, aquarium , beach , board walk and accessible by train. What's not to like?

Fire Island- in this no car island, just enjoy the simple pleasures.

Montauk- is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island.

Montauk is a major tourist destination and has six state parks. It is particularly famous for its fishing, claiming to have more world saltwater fishing records than any other port in the world ( source: wikipedia)

Jones beach- Jones Beach State Park, home of 6.5 miles of beautiful white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean, is made up of more than 2,400-acres of maritime environment on the south shore of Long Island. ( source:

concerts here are fun

The People's beach at Jacob Riis Park was designed by New York City as a park in 1912. Its famous bathhouse was built in 1932 and remodeled five years later. Jacob Riis Park became part of the National Park Service when Gateway was established in 1972. ( source:

Jersey shore- from Wildwood beach, Sunset beach to Cape May. Salt water taffys, boardwalk and just lazy summer days at the shore. There are plenty of choices of beaches here.

Robert Moses State Park

The park lies on the western end of Fire Island, one of the central barrier islands off the southern coast of Long Island, and is known for its five-mile (8.0 km) stretch of beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. The park is accessible from Long Island by the Robert Moses Causeway across Great South Bay.

Established as Fire Island State Park in 1908, the park is the oldest state park on Long Island.


Escape the heat of the city and hike in one of the many mountain trails near NYC.

Bear Mountain state park located on the west bank of the Hudson River in Rockland and Orange counties, New York. The park offers biking, hiking, boating, picnicking, swimming, cross-country skiing, cross-country running, sledding and ice skating. (source : Wikipedia)

Storm King State Park- hiking , nature and outdoor art exhibit.

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Storm King Art Center commonly referred to as Storm King and named after its proximity to Storm King Mountain, is an open-air museum located in New Windsor, New York. It contains what is perhaps the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States. Founded in 1960 by Ralph E. Ogden as a museum for Hudson River School paintings, it soon evolved into a major sculpture venue with works from some of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century.[1] The site spans approximately 500 acres (200 ha; 0.78 sq mi), and is located about a one-hour drive north of Manhattan.


Escape the heat of the city and be transported in any world you want to be in. The library is home to our one of our greatest treasures and marvel at this beautiful architecture.

The New York Public Library is the second largest public library in the United States (behind the Library of Congress) and the fourth largest in the world. ( source: Wiki)


art and the city always go hand in hand. New Yorkers escape heat through art.

The Metropolitan museum of Art aka "the Met", is the largest art museum in the Americas.The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 with its mission to bring art and art education to the American people. The museum's permanent collection consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings, and sculptures from nearly all the EuropeanOld Masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art.

Museum of Modern Art aka MOMA

is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

It plays a major role in developing and collecting modern art and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.[2] MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated and artist's books, film, and electronic media.


Whitney Museum of American Art

American Museum of natural history

Discover how to combat heat, see the gigantic dinosaurs and anotehr animals and discover how minute we are in relation to the the universe at the Rose Center of Earth and Space.

New York Hall of Science aka NYSCI, is a science museum located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens, in the section of the park that is in Corona. It occupies one of the few remaining structures from the 1964 New York World's Fair, and is New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. The more than 400 hands-on exhibits focus on biology, chemistry, and physics.


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