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Cool (and Cheap) Places to Beat the Heat in NYC!

By Cheapchicknyc
Don't sweat the latest heat wave with some of these brief suggestions of places to cool off (esp if you don't have A/C (like the Cheap Chick!)
1. Movie theaters
2. Museums (Met is always pay-what-you-wish, Museum of the Moving Image is free today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., MOMA is free today from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the Morgan is free from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and that's just to name a few!)
3. Dip a toe into one of the city's free swimming pools ( or beaches (
4. Starbucks
5. Libraries (,, and
6. Fast food restaurants
7. Bookstores
And just in case, here's a site where you can find official cooling centers in the city (
Got any other places or ways to cool off that are cheap and free? Let us know!

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