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19 Ways To Make The Most Of Summer In New York Before It's Over

Summer is when New Yorkers come out to play. And imagine how much playing you could do if you won Cash4Life. Hint: as much as you like.

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1. Got a rooftop? Use it. Got a friend with a rooftop? Use them.

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2. Bury your buddy in the sand at Rockaway Beach.

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3. Kiddie pools are EVERYTHING.

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4. Indulge your inner Scrooge with free movies in the park.

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That cash you saved COULD go to sneaking in some wine in your tote bag... not that we're recommending.

5. Man (or woman) the grill at a weekend in the Catskills...

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6. ...and don't forget to take your babies with you.

7. By the way: A house by the beach is even better than a rooftop.

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8. Throw on your hiking boots and journey north to Mount Jo to check out the view.

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9. Pick as many raspberries as you can carry on your person in the North Fork.

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10. Read a book (or just pretend to read a book) in the park.

11. Throw on your swimsuit and work on your tan at Sheep Meadow.

There's not technically a body of water there, but your imagination can do amazing things!
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There's not technically a body of water there, but your imagination can do amazing things!

12. Though, the High Line is great, too — if you can get one of the highly coveted seats.

13. Ride the Cyclone at Coney Island at LEAST twice.

If you don't feel sick, you're obligated to ride again.
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If you don't feel sick, you're obligated to ride again.

15. Two more words: Italian ices.

16. Get up close and personal with the Hudson.

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17. (Hint: It's way more fun upstate, where you can go rafting.)

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18. Brush up on your history at Fort Ticonderoga.

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19. Oh, and if you can find a patch of grass big enough, set up one of these:

The only thing more magical than all that? Winning $1,000 a day with Cash4Life.