says, April is the cruelest month, then August is most certainly the hottest—at least in NYC—and in every sense of the word. A few examples: Outdoor entertainment is in full swing, from the Smorgasburg food festival in Brooklyn to the US Open Tennis Championships in Queens to Lincoln Center Out of Doors in Manhattan. And, if the heat from all these outdoor events gets a bit too much for you, we suggest indulging in a spa treatment that will have you cooling down in no time: We’re talking cryotherapy body chambers, icy facials and more. We also offer you tips on what to do across the bridge in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and in Manhattan’s NoHo (an acronym for “North of Houston Street”).
In other words, Mr. Eliot, NYC is anything but a wasteland in August.
Lois Anzelowitz Levine Editor, Where New York @wherenewyork