Cooling Centers In NYC To Retreat During This Week’s Searing Heat Wave
Keep safe and cool as temperatures rise in New York
Uncap that fire hydrant and let it rain cause it’s officially that time of year. New York’s notorious heat wave is back and showing no mercy. With the heat index approaching 100 degrees for several days this week, the National Weather Service has implemented a heat advisory through Wednesday evening. Since it is not 1896 anymore, and believe it or not, technology has advanced, the capability of staying cool during this time is vast.
Public libraries, community facilities, and senior centers are volunteering themselves as cooling centers throughout the week, giving New Yorker’s the opportunity to observe others suffering under the sweltering heat from inside a pleasant and refreshing space. Just kidding. But really, the city has unveiled hundreds of cooling centers expanding across the five boroughs.
If you currently reside in Manhattan, we’ve complied a cheat sheet for cooling locations near you below. If not, feel encouraged to take advantage of NYC’s Cooling Map.
Step One: Click on the Interactive Map here.
Step Two: Type in your zip code.
Step Three: Babam. Now you are connected to all the cooling centers near you.
Side Note: Petco recently announced a partnership with the city to open up their store to allow any vulnerable pets a rejuvenating retreat during these soaring temperatures.