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Eat, drink and be airy: This summer’s best outdoor dining in NYC

Now that the weather seems reliably warm, it’s time to indulge our appetites outdoors. The city’s never had as many captivating outdoor-eating-and-drinking options as it does now — many in corners of town where none previously existed. New waterfront parks, hidden gardens and rooftop restaurants have sprouted on what seems like every block. Different kinds of settings have different charms and drawbacks. Parks and gardens deliver a taste of nature — and let bugs have a taste of you. Sidewalk cafes offer a window to the colorful passing parade — and occasional interruptions by lunatics. Noisy boozers can thin the pleasure of rooftop views. But noshing in the open air of the greatest city on earth for a precious few months is ...