How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Now that fall's here, we look back at the hot, humid, heady days

New York Press, September 3,2008

Some people spend summer lounging by the sea, some traipsing through foreign lands and some sweating like pigs right here in New York. But whether you hang out in the Hamptons or schvitz in The Village, summer comes with more adventures than any other season.

Now that September is here--bringing the promises of new beginnings, trains packed with college kids and another cold-as-shit winter--we’re looking back at how a slew of New Yorkers kept cool during the hottest days of the year.

John Linnell
They Might Be Giants

I always get the ice cream sandwich from the guy in the park. It sounds dull but it doesn’t make a mess. For a puritan like myself, having sticky hands after you enjoy an ice cream cone in order to be more comfortable when it’s boiling hot is like the chickens coming home to roost! Enjoy your summer pleasures while you can, young people, for come September it’s back to the salt mines for you!