One way to cool off during summer is at an outdoor or indoor pool. Here are places to chill out in Manhattan.
Located at 555 E. 90t St. on York Avenue, this not-for-profit organization has a 50-meter Olympic indoor pool with a variety of memberships;
The athletic complex is situated on a 5 ½-acre site on the Upper East Side; pool hours vary depending on the type of membership you have; 212-369-8890; http://www.asphaltgreen.org/
Le Parker Meridien: Located near Central Park at 119 W. 56th St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues, the hotel has a glass-enclosed, roof-top pool at the Gravity Spa and Fitness; contact 212.708.7340 for membership details.
John Jay Park
Located east of York Avenue on 77th Street, Cherokee Place is a New York Parks City Parks and Recreation outdoor pool; free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a break for pool cleaning between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.; end of June through Labor Day; for aquatics information; www.nyc.gov/parks.
Asher Levy Recreation Center
This New York City Parks and Recreation pool is located on 23rd Street between the FDR Drive and First Avenue, free outdoor pool that opens at the end of June through Labor Day; www.nyc.gov/parks.
Carnegie Park Swim and Health Club
Located at 200 E. 94th St., at Third Avenue, the private indoor pool has four lanes. Cost per month is $75 on a month-to-month basis; 212.423.0300.
Located at 301 E. 57th St. at Second Avenue, is a private, saltwater bubbled pool that becomes an outdoor pool with an outdoor deck for summer. Membership is $499 for June, July and August; 212.777.7703.
The Peninsula Spa in the Peninsula Hotel at 700 Fifth Ave. at 55th Street, includes a pool, fitness center, sun terrace, and yoga studio. Summer membership for the three-month period June, July, and August is $425 per month.
If paid up front, there is an additional month free, and 20 percent discount on spa and salon services; 15 percent discount on food and beverage; 10 percent discount on
Peninsula Hotel rooms; and two guest passes. With no commitment, price is $480 per month; 212.903.3024.
The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers
Swim amid views of the Hudson River at the six-lane, 25-yard indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows; 212.336.6000; www.chelseapiers.com.
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