Local Cooling Centers Can Help You Beat the Scorching Heat


Copyright © Axel Taferner.

Temperatures are expected to hit the upper-90’s this weekend and people need to keep themselves cool and hydrated. The city has tips and a list of “cooling centers” where you can go to soak in that air conditioning at its Beat the Heat website. See below for some of the options,via Council Member Helen Rosenthal and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal.

Project Find Clinton
530 West 55th St., bt. 10th and 11th Aves.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, 64th St. and Amsterdam Ave.

New York Public Library – Riverside Library
127 Amsterdam Ave., bt. 65th and 66th Sts.

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
250 West 65th St., bt. Amsterdam and West End Aves.

Project Find Hamilton
141 West 73rd St., bt. Amsterdam and Columbus Aves.

St. Agnes Library
444 Amsterdam Ave., bt. 81st and 82nd Sts.

Goddard Riverside Community Center
593 Columbus Ave., at 88th St.

Bloomingdale Library
150 W 100th St (Columbus-Amsterdam)

Check on your neighbors this weekend!

NEWS | 6 comments | permalink
    1. Paxdora Kosmosian says:

      What about Sunday, when these places are CLOSED?

      • B.B. says:

        There is always Starbucks! Many have become de facto senior centers for several reasons including all that free AC.

    2. The libraries are only open approx 10am-5 PM and closed otherwise including Sunday and thiscweek on Wed 4Juky for the holiday, so only “cooling centers” on a very limited basis. Very sad that the libraries do not have longer hours in general and also as cooling center rrprieves!

    3. Scott says:

      I vote for Harlem Fairway’s refrigerated room. I just hang out for a while, staring at meat and craft beer.

    4. Dissident says:

      Photo reminds me of the late Helen Levitt. Very much her style.

    5. Wendy says:

      Mid-Manhattan, N.Y.P.L. may be open on Sundays;[or, 1st Day in Plain Speech]. Remember the news article @ how hot some of the jail in Ricker’s Island, was ?&, probably , still is. What A/C company, made in U.S.A. , ? Is there still a special program for A/C – for Senior Citizens &, for some disabled/handicapped citizens ? I don’t put a Bowl of ice cubesin front of a fan.