Where To Beat The Heat: Our Top 5 Spots In DTBK

The temperature shift from mild to face-melting in this city is, as always, imperceptible. One minute we’re dining al fresco for every meal and the next we’re standing perfectly still on the subway platform, knowing that a single movement could drench our dress shirts before we’ve even gotten to work. Luckily, there are plenty of cooling-off options in the vicinity of The Wheeler (and even one atop the The Wheeler!).

Van Leeuwen, 81 Bergen Street
The quality of this ice cream is so high we insist you can’t even tell the original recipes from the vegan options. Whether you treat yourself to Tiki Paradise, Toasted Coconut Blondie, Honeycomb or even their simple Vanilla, you’ll be inhaling so fast you’ll welcome the brain freeze.

Governor’s Island Ferry, Pier 6
Bring the whole team aboard the ferry and experience something rare as you pull away from the pier: Wind coming of a body of water! Great views of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan abound.

Icy Margs at Tacombi, 25 Lafayette Avenue
The effects of a cold drink at the end of a hot day cannot be overstated. And when that cold drink is a fresh margarita served alongside delicious tacos and creamy/tangy cups of elote? It’s the best. Trust us.

Rooftop of The Wheeler, 181 Livingston Street
Where can you find a breeze in Downtown Brooklyn? Try going eight floors up. The sprawling rooftop terrace of The Wheeler promises circulating air and plenty of space to chill out with the team after work.

Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Square West
The most tried-and-true heat wave escape is as classic as it is genius: The air-conditioned oasis of a movie theater. It would be fully sufficient if all they offered was standard popcorn, candy and large ice-filled sodas. But this location has a cocktails and a multi-course food menu — all delivered right to your seat.