NYC outdoor dining picks: 5 great options

The recent steamy weather sometimes encourages hiding inside, in the deep freeze of air conditioning. But you'll miss the summer weather when it's gone, so keep an eye peeled for a moderate stretch of temperatures and then book a table at some of the restaurants below. These sidewalk tables, gardens and rooftop spaces are the best outdoor places to eat the bounty of the season. -- TED LOOS Special to Newsday

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