Hi, I am staying in NY at an un-air-conditioned relative's apartment for the summer while I adjunct-teach at a local U (adjunct=no office). I have to get major work done while I am here, and am looking for quiet, cool places to work during the week and especially weekends, when the NYPL is closed or limited hours and places like Starbucks are crammed with strollers.
This may be a tall order, but any suggestions for relatively quiet places to camp out with laptop and iced coffee? Doesn't have to be fancy coffee at ALL. UES preferred but other manhattan are OK (so far I am finding Housing Works Used Books Cafe amenable).