What to do in New York in Late Summer

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Remember the Where the Preps Are: A City-by-City Going Out Guide in the Official Preppy Handbook? Well, we've created an updated list, thrown in a few miscellaneous recommendations, and bring to you the first in a series of "What to do in..." We welcome suggestions and ideas from our readers in other cities.

What to do in New York in late summer if you're stuck it the city:

1. Go sailing Have you ever sailed out into New York harbor and looked back at the skyline of lower Manhattan? Visit the Manhattan Sailing Club at North Cove Yacht Harbor in Battery Park City. Watch out for those pesky Staten Island ferries and Water Taxis, they sneak up on you quickly.

2. Sit outside and have a great burger JG Melon at 1291 Third Avenue for the best burger in New York. Expect to wait for a table.

3. Visit the new J.McLaughlin store Recently opened at 72nd and Lexington.

4. Have a lobster roll Any upper-east-sider knows that the best lobster roll around is at Island Restaurant at 1305 Madison Avenue between 92nd and 93rd.

5. Get scanned at Brooks Visit the Brooks Brothers flagship store at Madison and 44th to get scanned for custom clothes. You step into a small room where scanners take a three-dimensional image of your body yielding hundreds of measurements that are used to create custom suits and shirts.

6. Go out for brunch Sarabeth's at 1295 Madison between 92nd and 93rd.

7. Have a cocktail on the terrace Visit the Metropolitan Museum's rooftop terrace and have a cocktail or light snack while enjoying the warm summer breeze and sweeping views of Central Park. More tourists than locals, but still worth it. Afterward, dinner in the Trustees Dining Room.

8. Enjoy the quiet Many a New Yorker claims the best time to be in the city is a hot summer weekend when everyone else is fighting traffic to get to the Cape, Nantucket, the Vineyard, or the Hamptons.

9. Go to parties Check the New York Social Diary for benefits, events and other goings on around town. This time of year many of the events are in the Hamptons, but not to worry, that will all change come September.

10. Have a night out at Dorrians If you're looking for fellow preps and they aren't at Melon's they'll be at Club D. 84th and 2nd. ~

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A Manhattan Sailing Club regatta in New York Harbor
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