It’s hot! It seems like the remainder of the week won’t be quite as bad, but Helen Rosenthal’s office just sent an email with information on three open cooling centers on the UWS:
Project Find Senior Center
141 W. 73rd Street
Open 9am — 5pm (Sunday & Monday), and 9am — 7pm (Tuesday — Friday). Hours may be extended. Closed on Saturdays.
Seniors Only / Wheelchair Accessible
P.S. 9 — Sarah Anderson
100 W. 84th Street
Open 8am — 6pm (Sunday — Friday).
Hours may be extended. Closed on Saturdays.
Not wheelchair accessible
Morningside Heights Library
2900 Broadway (at 113th Street)
Open 10am — 4pm (Mon & Tues); 10am — 6pm (Wed, Thurs & Fri); and 10am — 5pm (Saturday). Closed on Sundays.
Cool Off Outside
There are outdoor spray showers and misting stations in parks, playgrounds and public housing developments throughout the Upper West Side. Find the one closest to you using the Cool It! NYC map.
Assistance with Obtaining an AC Unit
The NYC Human Resources Administration offers a “Cooling Assistance” benefit, which helps eligible households buy and install an air conditioner or fan up to a cost of $800. Learn more and apply here.