Here’s the situation: your A/C is proving woefully inadequate against Mother Nature, and also it’s pool
party season. So here are the festive waters you’ll want to purify yourself in over the next few months.
THE FRENCH ONE
Sun-Tropez Fridays at the Dream
The scene: Your own private cabana on 4,800 square feet of imported sand surrounding a
glass-bottom pool. And this week, expect some deep house. The refreshment: Boozy Kelvin slushies. It’s 92 degrees out there, by the way. The jump: A full pike. Supermodels are watching.
THE BRUNCH ONE
Bloody Mary Sundays at the Empire Hotel
The scene: A shady glade of aquatic glory 11 stories above the Upper West Side. The refreshment: One guess. They’ve got a whole bar dedicated to Bloody Mary
essentials—jerky, stuffed olives, shrimp. Simple stuff. The jump: A pencil. Understated and elegant with a low-impact splash.
THE HEALTHY ONE
Poolside Yoga at McCarren Hotel
The scene: Daybeds and a saltwater pool after finding your center with a flexible group of
friendly Williamsburgers. The refreshment: Water. You just did yoga. Or you can wait it out until the Elm starts
serving cocktails up there at 11. The jump: Downward dog into cannonball.
THE POTENTIALLY WILD ONE
Recovery Sundays at La Piscine
The scene: An admittedly small body of water supplemented by a lot of dancing, mostly by
heavily sunglassed folks who sympathize with your Sunday morning plight. The refreshment: A bottle of champagne. Because it doesn’t count in the daylight. The jump: None. Just wade in at your own pace.
THE DOUBLE-BARREL ONE
A Perk at the Gansevoorts
The scene: A classic weekday of not working whilst gazing out from either of the city’s
most beloved rooftop pool decks. Perks has you covered. The refreshment: Whatever you want. We’re hooking you up with two cocktails. The jump: Can opener. It’ll Instagram well against the skyline backdrop.