For those looking to be in air -conditioning for a few hours, there are so many terrific museums.
Museum of Natural History - Central Park West at 79 street. www.amnh.org There is also the Rose Center (the giant silver sphere) which is the space observatory with a sound and light show.
Metropolitan Museum of Art - 5th Avenue and 82 Street. It's the Met, need we say more? Hundreds of world famous masterpieces.
The Jewish Museum - 92 street and 5th Avenue (closed on Saturdays) Devoted to Jewish art and culture.
Guggenheim Museum - 89 Street and 5th Avenue Frank Lyoyd Wright landmark building housing modern art.
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Tough to find but if you have spare time, worth the moving experience. Personal accounts, artifacts, and video clips and interviews of the 20th
century Jewish experience.
www.mjhnyc.org 18 First Place (Battery Park - Hudson River) subway 1,4,5,9,R,W