The recession has been among us for long enough now that the "stay-cation" is no longer a novel concept. Plenty of New Yorkers have learned to enjoy days away from the desk within the city limits or summer holidays within a stone's throw of the Big Apple.
Now, we want to hear your favorite places for a stay-cation in New York. Where do you go to escape the summer heat and enjoy the sunshine? A hidden beach? A local park? Share a picture of you relaxing in your new favorite local vacation spot. Simply hit "Contribute" below to share your stay-cation spot in New York.