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Waterworld 5 Pools You Need to Dip in This Summer

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.

UD - Sun-Tropez Fridays at the Dream

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.

UD - Bloody Mary Sundays at the Empire Hotel

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.


Sundays, noon-4pm, The Empire Hotel, 44 W 63rd St (between Broadway and Columbus), 212-265-7400

UD - Poolside Yoga at McCarren Hotel

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.


Tue-Thu, 7:30-8:30am; Fri-Sat, 9-10am; McCarren Hotel & Pool, 160 N 12th St (between Bedford and Berry), Brooklyn, 718-218-7500

UD - Recovery Sundays at La Piscine

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.

UD - A Perk at the Gansevoorts

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.

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