With soaring temperatures and high humidity, New Yorkers have had a tough time keeping cool over the last week.
But for one woman, the rising mercury proved too much after she was pictured walking the sweltering streets bare breasted before apparently being fined by NYPD cops.
Nicknamed 'Topless Bowery Woman' after the street where she was first spotted, the novel approach to keeping cool has won her an army of on-line fans who tracked her whereabouts in the city throughout Monday.
Editors' note: Good thing she wasn't RIDING HER BICYCLE! - Ed