Showing posts with label heatwave. Show all posts
Showing posts with label heatwave. Show all posts

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022

It's hot out

NYC is under a heat advisory today.

Per the Weather Channel: "Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place with air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members, neighbors and stuffed bears." 

Photo on Third Avenue at 10th Street today by Goggla.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Where to find a local cooling center

The city is under an Excessive Heat Warning through 8 tonight. 

According to the National Weather Service, we're facing "dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 107." There's also an Excessive Heat Watch for tomorrow. 

The above graphic — via Loisaida Community Fridge — shows three cooling centers in the neighborhood. This map has more locations in the city. 

Meanwhile, the city is asking people to conserve energy, etc. ...

Friday, June 29, 2018

An extra hour to swim this weekend at city pools

[Hamilton Fish Pool pic from Sunday]

The NYC Department of Parks & Rec announced today that, due to the excessive heat expected, general swim hours for outdoor pools are extended by an hour through 8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday.

So around here, that means extra time at Hamilton Fish Pool on Pitt and Houston ... and the Dry Dock Pool on Avenue D and 10th Street.

City pools opened for the season back on Wednesday.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

[Updated] 200 East Village ConEd customers without power

We've heard from a few readers around East Sixth Street and Avenue C who lost their power late last night.

According to the ConEd outage map, there's a "manhole problem":

The estimated power return is 11 a.m.

Updated 9:30 a.m.

East Sixth Street between Avenue B and C is currently closed... and there are at least 15-18 ConEd trucks on the scene...

Updated 11:34 a.m.

ConEd is now estimating that the power will be restored by 3 p.m.

Updated 2:30

We're told that ConEd has restored the power.

Monday, July 8, 2013

[Updated] Female diner decides to go topless last night at Verso

A story from the heatwave.

At Verso last night, two diners entered the Italian bistro on Avenue C and East Eighth Street ... the female diner sat down and immediately removed her top. She sat bare chested while owner Labinot Baraliu asked her to put her shirt back on. She argued that it was "perfectly legal" for her to sit topless in the restaurant... all the while her male companion was taking photos of her.

The staff did end up escorting the couple out of the restaurant.

"In 15 years [in the restaurant business] I've seen all kinds of things, but not this," said Baraliu. "It was funny, but at the same time I was like 'WTF — is this really happening?'"

Updated 7-10
Find an explanation here.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cooling centers

Someone emailed us, suggesting that we mention where people can find cooling centers in the neighborhood. So... To find the cooling center closest to you, call 311 or visit OEM's Cooling Center Locator here.

Here are locations that we found...

Tompkins Square Library
331 E. 10th St

Campos Plaza
611 E. 13th St.

John Paul II Friendship Center
103 E. 7th St.

Hamilton Fish Park Library
415 E. Houston St.

Meltzer Towers SC
94 E. 1st St

Ottendorfer Library
135 Second Ave.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

REAL LIVE snow spotted in Midtown

Earlier this afternoon in Midtown ... a reader notes some movie-making magic...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Newsflash! Not a lot of people were dining outside last evening

OK, no shit given that it was like 400 degrees at this hour, maybe 6:30ish...(a little early for dinner, yes, but still...a lot of these places have happy hour specials). Anyway, while wandering aimlessly, I realized... no one was eating outside. There are always a few brave souls who insist on eating outside no matter how extreme... so, in a really unscientific manner, I walked by some places with outdoor seating to find them...

I finally spotted two diners outside Dallas BBQ on St. Mark's. I would have taken their photo, but, I thought, they deserved to eat in peace for being this brave...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Breaking, exclusive: It's hot out

Today's high: 94

Meanwhile, just 12 days until summer! Let's celebrate.