Cooling Centers

NYC’s heat index is going to hit 100 degrees for the next few days and the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory.

The city opened hundreds of cooling centers across the five boroughs yesterday. Use this interactive map to locate an air-conditioned public facility near you. The map also tells you which ones accept pets, too.

“We cannot stress enough to take all of the necessary precautions,” Mayor Eric Adams said on Tuesday, urging New Yorkers to stay inside if possible, use air conditioning, and drink water during the heat wave. “Be conscious of the heat that we’re facing.”

Public libraries, community facilities, senior centers, and other sites will offer a spot to cool off. Those without air conditioning in their homes, the elderly, and those who are pregnant are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Other places to beat this heat for free this week include spray showers at the city’s parks and playgrounds, public pools, and beaches. And those 18 and older can ask your local firehouse to uncap a fire hydrant and have it fitted spray cap, one way New Yorkers have been cooling off since 1896.

To find a cooling center near you, just enter your address or intersection into the map’s search bar. The map labels all cooling centers, with those that are totally accessible marked with a wheelchair. Be sure to check the map daily as hours differ among centers.

For more information about the locations and hours of operation for cooling centers, contact 311.

Climate Change

And speaking of Climate Change, Harlem’s rainfall total on Monday was a whopping 3″