Submitted by ub on Wed, 07/20/2011 - 19:37

The National Weather Service warns of a Heat Index in excess of 95 degrees for the next several days. In response to this condition, NYC Cooling Centers will be open on a daily basis and continuing through Saturday.

Visit or call 311 for locations, hours, and further details.

Opening fire hydrants without spray caps is illegal, wasteful, and dangerous. The resulting drop in system water pressure can reduce firefighting capabilities and create potentially life-threatening situations for the public. New Yorkers should call 311 to report open hydrants. Hydrant spray caps can be obtained free of charge at local firehouses by an adult 18 or older.

Contact Phone: 212-639-9675