From the stoops of Brooklyn to the glorious fountains of watery relief in Tompkins Square. Summer stories of love, ice cream and sweat in NYC.

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Tales from Summer

Secret six packs, chasing crushes and basking in the blackout. Five New Yorkers share their wildest warm weather moments.

The Real Mermaid

The Inside Scoop

In the truck with a Mister Softee veteran who's been melting hearts in Queens for 27 years.

How to Play in a Sprinkler

Three generations of New Yorkers relish the finest summer pleasure the city has to offer—a sprint through shooting walls of water.

Stoop Stories

Street games, horseplay, sunning stray cats and sneaking up on grandma: a lifelong Brooklynite recalls summertime moments as seen from her family’s front porch.