Coming right at you from Coney Island on a blazing hot day, Curbed brings you a photo cool down, which may be better than the water anyway, especially in light of the future "sludge threat."
BONUS: Will the lights keep going out regularly when it gets hot? Will crap flow into the water every time it rains? The answers are totally yes and definitely yes, according to a lengthy look at the creaky old power grid and other crumbling things that make New York tick that's in the Gotham Gazette called "The Aging City." Seventy-year-old electrical cables and ninety-year-old water tunnels, people. Just a little food for thought as you look at online pics of water and enjoy the AC today while it lasts.