It is burning hot today. Like, "Thanks for these suggestions on how to live without air conditioning, but I WANT AIR CONDITIONING." The next best alternative is to take a swim... which is the same idea everyone else had.

A tipster sent in these photos of the loooooong line of people trying to get into the McCarren Park Pool. These folks were apparently snaked around the block in hopes of enjoying this kind of bliss:

Photograph of McCarren Park Pool after it opened in 2012 by Katie Sokoler/Gothamist

We hope all of you cool off and can avoid the "brown clouds." And try to be chill with the lifeguards—it's not like they want to yell at you.