Kids visited Brooklyn Bridge Park to cool off during the heatwave.1/4
Kids visited Brooklyn Bridge Park to cool off during the heatwave.
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The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory in New York from 11 a.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday. The city has opened over 500cooling centers ,extended pool hours to 8 p.m. and released a Beat The Heat 2015 YouTube video with tips on how to stay safe from NYC Emergency Management.
FDNY is providing spray caps for fire hydrants across the city to provide some relief. Any adult can pick up a spray cap from their local firehouse.
If you're looking for more ways to cool off, head over to Brooklyn Bridge Park and walk amongDanish artist Jeppe Hein's series of "rooms" formed out of seven-foot-tall water jet walls.
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NYC should expect some relief from the heatwave this evening, Mayor de Blasio said in a press conference. The mayor encouraged New Yorkers to be mindful of the electrical grid of the city and to limit use of electricity, if possible.
"There should be mindfulness about not using anymore energy than we have to," De Blasio said. "Air conditioning should be set to 78 degrees."
So how hot is it? New Yorkers chime in.
It is so hot that an egg cooked on the sidewalk of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.
For one New Yorker, traveling by foot feels like walking through soup, hot soup.
People’s insides are melting.
is new york city getting a heat wave or is it just me because i can actually feel my insides melting— Megan Singh ☔️ (@Megan_Singh) July 20, 2015
Perhaps the heatwaves largest feat: Commuters thank the subway instead of cursing at it.
According to the National Weather Service, the city is expected to cool down ever so slightly over the next few days. On Tuesday, expect it to be hot with highs in the low 90s. Wednesday will dip to temperatures in the mid 80s and Thursday and Friday both expect highs to be in the low 80s.
In the meantime, continue to tweet and instagram your woes and stay hydrated and cool. Listen to Frank from NYC Emergency Managament and avoid direct sunlight, use sunscreen and wear a hat.