Tag: cooling-centers

NYC heat wave: How to beat the heat in Brooklyn this week

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Jun. 17, 2024 By Meaghan McGoldrick O'Neil New York City is gearing up for a significant heat wave this week, with temperatures set to peak at a sweltering highs Thursday and Friday. City officials have already activated emergency measures to ensure the safety and well-being of residents as the city braces for the “extreme heat…
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Summer weather: Adams rolls out new preparations for extreme heat, poor air quality

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May. 31, 2024 By Ethan Stark-Miller & Brooklyn Paper staff

With summer right around the corner, Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday new preparations that aim to keep New Yorkers safe from and informed about intense heat, poor air quality and other extreme weather that may befall the city this season.

Summer heat brings increased concerns for cooling center accessibility in Brooklyn

Jul. 20, 2023 By Isabel Song Beer

July is on average New York City’s hottest month of the year, and with climate change steadily heating up the planet, summer months will undoubtedly increase in temperature: the first week of July this year was the hottest week ever recorded, with global temperatures breaking previously-set record highs.