Summer in New York City can be both magic and tragic. Should you find yourself sipping cocktails at Soho House, you'll know you've hit the warm-weather jackpot; if you wind up without air conditioning in your fifth-floor walk-up apartment, well, you might just find yourself wondering who cursed you to live in this sweltering purgatory in the first place.
Luckily for us, Sex and the City tamed all the sweaty demons of New York years before SoulCycle spun its spell. From house parties in the Hamptons to the sights of Fleet Week, Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte covered some serious ground braving this stir-crazy season — all while never trading in those Manolos for a pair of flip-flops.
Finding the heat getting to your head? Sit back, cool off, and let the ladies' hilarious and heartfelt mishaps of New York summer misery guide your way. Hey, their words of wisdom might even help you score a one-way ticket to rooftop-pool nirvana — we all deserve our own little Annabelle Bronstein moment, after all.