08 Jul '11, 5pm

Best of Inhabitat: 9 Summery Green Ways to Beat the Heat in NYC

New York City is one of the hottest (both literally and figuratively) summer vacation spots, but whether you're visiting the Big Apple or if you live here, there are tons of "cool" destinations and activities to keep you occupied. Check out Inhabitat 's 10 summery things to do and places to go to beat the heat in NYC . 1. Need to escape the urban heat island effect? Take a day trip to the surreal Storm King Art Center in the Hudson Valley. This sprawling outdoor museum boasts over 100 contemporary sculptures on rolling (and significantly cooler) green hills. 2. Who says pools need to be on solid ground? Cool off sans air conditioning by taking a dip in the Floating Pool Lady , a barge that has been transformed into a floating swimming pool in The Bronx. 3. Get some wind in your hair without using a fan by cruising around on one of Bike and Roll 's new 'hop on, hop off ' bi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/summer-nyc.php

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