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18 things you need to do in NYC before summer is over

Summer 2015 has almost come to a close!

With only three weeks until Labor Day, there's still a lot of summer fun to be had in NYC. Have you made the most of NYC summere We have 18 bucket list items for you to check off before Summer 2015 ends.

1. Chill out at the pool

Soak up the last summer sun rays at
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Soak up the last summer sun rays at one of NYC's best public pools.

2. Go to the beach

Spend your last days of summer with sand
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Spend your last days of summer with sand between your toes and good book at one of these amazing beaches.

3. Visit the aquarium

You don't have to go far to discover
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You don't have to go far to discover the mysteries of the deep blue sea. Stay dry and cool at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island and while watching a 4-D movie, feeding the penguins or check out the sand tiger shark exhibit!

4. Try a weird ice cream flavor

Nothing says summer in NYC quite like fresh
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Nothing says summer in NYC quite like fresh scoops of weird ice cream flavors!

5. Ride the Wonder Wheel

Take a spin on the legendary Coney Island
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Take a spin on the legendary Coney Island Wonder Wheel

6. Hang out on a rooftop

There's nothing better than watching spending happy hour
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There's nothing better than watching spending happy hour watching the sun set at a rooftop bar.

7. Shake up a cocktail

Frozen cocktails are the epitome of summer in
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Frozen cocktails are the epitome of summer in NYC. Find any excuse to invite friends over and shake some of the best summer cocktail recipes.

8. See an outdoor movie

Take advantage of the perfect summer weather and
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Take advantage of the perfect summer weather and watch a flick in the park, beach or pier for free!

9. Dance at an outdoor concert

Dance and rock out at an outdoor concert
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Dance and rock out at an outdoor concert before the fall chill hits.

10. Enjoy one of NYC's best lobster rolls

The end of the summer is no reason
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The end of the summer is no reason to get crabby. Give your tastebuds a real treat by grabbing one of these delicious lobster rolls

11. Put homemade fudge on your ice cream.

Fudge + ice cream = THE taste
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Fudge + ice cream = THE taste of summer! Don't let the summer end without having this prefect combo.

12. Take a trip to City Island

Go for a bike ride through Rodman's Neck,
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Go for a bike ride through Rodman's Neck, visit the City Island Nautical Museum, and eat fresh seafood at Portofino Ristorante!

14. Tone your bikini body with a doughnut sandwich

This meaty doughnut sandwich is everything you want
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This meaty doughnut sandwich is everything you want plus a pink umbrella on top. So hurry up and grab one. Like NOW.

14. Slurp up cold noodles!

Don't knock it until you try it! Indulging
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Don't knock it until you try it! Indulging in some cold noodles and chill down your last days of summer.

15. Drink all the rose you want

You only have a few more chances to
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You only have a few more chances to see NYC through rosè colored glasses!

16. Walk along High Bridge

It isn't too late to take a walk
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It isn't too late to take a walk along the newly refurbished High Bridge that connects Washington Heights to The Bronx on a cool summer's night.

17. Cool off in the free a/c at Brookfield Place

Enjoy the tropical sounds as you walk through
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Enjoy the tropical sounds as you walk through the fancy entrance to Brookfield Place that is decorated with palm trees as you shop till you drop.

18. Shop at a flea market

Take advantage of outdoor shopping season before you
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Take advantage of outdoor shopping season before you have to wait almost an entire year to hit NYC's best flea markets!

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