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5 Things to Do in New York Before Summer Ends

alex yocu

Enjoy the city to the fullest while the sun's out.

New York City is one of the most beautiful places to be during fall and winter. When the leaves fall and the snow touches ground, it's time to bundle up and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at your favorite cafe.

Until then, it's time to make the most of summer in the city. With the hot August weather coming to a bearable temperature, it's perfect timing to check off your summer bucket list. And in New York, there's always something to pass the time.

Coney Island

It's worth the ride to the end of the F line for a visit to this classic New York staple. Whether you're craving a day at the beach, a ride on the Cyclone or just a Nathan's hot dog, it's all the fixings for a perfect summer day. Coney Island is open all week until Labor Day and weekends until the end of October. Find more info here.

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West Village Bar Hopping

There's a gay bar for every kind of gay person in New York. But the West Village is home to some of the city's most beloved venues. From Julius to Stonewall to Rockbar, take a summer stroll in between cocktails.

Rooftop Screenings

Although many of the city's summer outdoor screening programs have come to an end, there are a few more opportunities to catch a good flick, thanks to Rooftop Cinema Club. With rooftops in Hell's Kitchen and Williamsburg, there's still a chance to see The Godfather, Logan and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Find more info here.

Haunted Manhattan Tours

New York is rich with history, and a lot of that history is haunted (if you believe in that kind of thing). Take a ghost tour of Greenich Village with Haunted Manhattan where you'll find out some of the neighborhood's most chilling secrets. It even includes a stop at Anderson Cooper's townhouse, once a firehouse, which is now haunted by a firefighter named Schwartz. Find more info here.

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Tipsy Scoop

There's no better way to cool off than a sweet scoop of ice cream. But forget the truck in your neighborhood. Take a trip to Tipsy Scoop for the adult's version of a childhood favorite, classic flavors infused with some strong booze. Find more info here.

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