It’s sweat-drippingly hot today and the city has designated a bunch of places as “cooling centers” where you can chill out if you get too hot.
Check it out from Council member Helen Rosenthal:
Due to high temperatures and high heat indices, NYC Cooling Centers will be open today and tomorrow.
To find the nearest Cooling Center and hours of operation, call 311 or visit: www.nyc.gov/beattheheat.
PLEASE CHECK IN ON YOUR NEIGHBORS WHO ARE ELDERLY OR DISABLED AND MIGHT NEED ASSISTANCE.
These are some of the Cooling Centers in our District with their phone numbers.
Goddard Riverside NSC Senior Center
593 Columbus Ave (88th – 89th Sts)
St. Agnes Library
444 Amsterdam Ave (80th – 81st Sts)
Find AID ISC Senior Center
141 W 73rd St. (Columbus & Amsterdam Aves)
127 Amsterdam Ave (65th – 66th Sts)
West 65 Street NSC
250 W 65th St. (Amsterdam & West End Aves)
Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (62nd – 65th Sts)
Cooling Centers are activated if the predicted heat index reaches 95 Fahrenheit at any point for two consecutive days or 100 Fahrenheit for one day or more. New Yorkers who have no ready access to a cool environment, and particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should use the centers during a heat wave.
You can learn more about how to stay healthy and cool during the summer months, conserve water and energy, and identify and treat someone with a heat-related illness by clicking here.