New York sweated through its first official heat wave of the summer in July. Most New Yorkers rushed out of the city over the weekend and suffered through the 90+ degree days during the work week. From makeshift pools on the balcony to lunch breaks by the water, we checked up on our favorite #NYCSummer hashtag to see how everyone survived the summer heat wave. Click through to see the creative ways New Yorkers "beat the heat" this month.

[Photo via @BFA_NYC]