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Worried about summer allergies? Write this down

Spring allergies have been particularly brutal this season. The reason? "We’ve had an unusually cold April, followed by a sudden hot spell that caused trees, grass and weeds to bloom and release bursts of pollen all together," Dr. Gregory Levitin, from the NY Eye and Ear...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:32pm

Yes, you can get seasonal affective disorder in the summer

Most people who have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — a recurring pattern of low energy and mood — experience it in the winter. It makes sense: shorter days and less sunshine is already a recipe for blues in those who aren’t prone to depressive episodes. But, contrary to...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:13pm

Everything you need to know about jellyfish stings to stay safe this summer

Around 150 million people experience jellyfish stings every year — and over 810 beach-goers in Florida's Volusia County were treated for jellyfish stings this past Saturday into Monday alone. Jellyfish stings are painful, and in the most severe cases, deadly. Symptoms include...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

How to spot dog heat stroke symptoms

Much of the United States seemed to go directly from a brutally cold winter to brutal summer temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, areas of the United States tied — or broke — nearly 8,6000 daily heat records in May. During these days we tend...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:51am

5 summer outdoor essentials you need for your backyard

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, it's time to dream about backyard barbeques, quick escapes to the shore and friendly badminton matches at the neighbor’s house. Summertime is the season to make the most out of your outdoor living space. Aside from friends, tunes and food, here are...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:23am

Summer TV shows 2018: 10 series you have to watch

If you’ve been having trouble keeping up with all the latest TV shows, you’re not alone. Critics and other industry professionals have had a hard time learning about and cataloguing - let alone watching - all the new and continuing series the networks have to offer. Yet each year brings...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:00am

Here's the schedule for Bryant Park Movie Nights 2018

Watching a movie in Bryant Park should be on everyone’s summer bucket list, and if you’ve been missing out this year’s lineup will seal the deal. Beginning June 18, movies under the stars are back on the Bryant Park lawn with a new curator, Vulture, bringing a list of cult...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:41pm

Rosé owns summer so every drink now comes in a rosé flavor

Rosé isn’t just a summer beverage — it is THE summer beverage. Sales of pink wine have grown by 53% between the summers of 2016 and 2017, while the rest of the wine world posted just a 4% rise, according to analytics firm Nielsen (yes, the TV ratings people also care about what wine you...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:25am

Here's a friendly reminder about summer skin care

Skin Cancer Awareness month may be winding down, but with the dog days of summer approaching on its heels, now might be a good time to think about your summer skincare routine. Look, we all know the sun is bad for our skin, but with skin cancer — specifically basal cell carcinomas and...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:02am

Pretty much everywhere it's gonna be hot, says Farmers' Almanac summer 2018 predictions

We have some good news if you’ve had it with the frigid cold temperatures that plagued us during the winter and spring: The Farmers' Almanac summer 2018 prediction says it’s going to be a hot one. All together now: Yay! The Farmers' Almanac summer 2018 outlook shows "...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:14pm

Pickle juice slushes are coming to Sonic

A  pickle juice drink in the form of a slush is coming to Sonic just in time for the summer. Sonic Drive-in the popular fast-food chain has announced they are rolling out a pickle juice slush nationwide in June. Food & Wine reports the new drink is “surprisingly delicious”...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:31am

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

How to stay safe – and cool – when it's hot in NYC

With New York City under yet another heat advisory until Tuesday evening, not only is it miserable to be traversing through the streets and subway system (or at least even worse than normal), it can also be downright dangerous. Today is set to be another scorcher, with temperatures expected...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:31am

Dominique Ansel turns peach tea into soft serve for August

After going uber-trendy with cold brew for his first special soft-serve flavor of Summer 2017, Dominique Ansel decided to kick it back to a Southern classic this month. Peach Tea is the newest soft serve flavor crafted by the Cronut creator and award-winning French pastry chef. Made with peaches...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:18am

Swineapple could be the most obnoxious Pinterest food trend ever

Grilled pineapple, if you haven’t tried it already, is a heavenly delight. The heat does something to the fruit’s sugar and makes summer magic in your mouth. And in the spirit of “if that’s good, let’s make it better” stakes-upping, a Texas man has introduced the...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:09pm

Free movies at Brooklyn Bridge Park now come with beer and wine

Brooklyn Bridge Park is already one of our favorite places to catch a free outdoor movie in the summer, and it just got a perk no other park has. When Movies With a View returns to the Harbor View Lawn on July 6, it’ll be accompanied by Warsteiner beer and Oak Beverages wines available for...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 3:12pm

Everything that must be on your 2017 NYC summer bucket list

There’s nothing quite like New York City in the summer. With so much going on across the five boroughs from June to September, where do you even begin? We did the hard work for you and came up with the ultimate 2017 summer bucket list for our fair city. Visit the Bronx Zoo Zoos don...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:01pm

Glam up your summer with music and drinks in MoMA's garden

There’s a new after-hours spot for live music, cocktails and some seriously elevated conversation: the Museum of Modern Art. In a nod to the non-tourists who may want to unwind with its world-class collection of art on weeknights, the museum is extending its evening hours to 9 p.m. on...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 5:47pm

Is your sunscreen lotion useless?

It’s summer and the sun is blaring. You’re wearing sunscreen lotion, right? (And you’re doing it year-round too, correct?) If you’re anything like us, maybe you grabbed a spray bottle from the back of that overcrowded closet you’re always meaning to clean. Maybe you...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 1:21pm

This genius new tool wants to keep kids safe on hot summer days

In case you’ve been living in a state-of-the-art air-conditioned cube of joy, you’ve probably noticed it’s been getting really freaking hot lately. And among other concerns like heat stroke and dehydration, excessive summer sun brings serious parental concerns over children...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:45pm