NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — With heat stroke being a serious concern, the city isn't taking any chances with this weekend's extreme heat -- temperatures will hover close 100 degrees and feel even hotter. It's opening cooling centers, extending the hours of pools, beaches, and libraries, and making hydrants, playground sprinklers and splash showers more accessible.
Here’s where you can cool off as temperatures will feel like up to and over 100 degrees.
There are 500 cooling centers open around the city through Sunday. Many are located in public libraries, senior centers and community centers. To find the nearest cooling center and its hours, visit the NYC Cooling Center Finder or call 311.
There's extended hours for all Olympic and intermediate-sized outdoor public pools in NYC; They're all open for the whole summer, 11am to 7pm every day, NOW!
New York City beaches beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through September 8, 2019. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
PLAYGROUND SPRINKLERS AND SPRAY SHOWERS
For a list of playgrounds with spray showers, click here.
Hydrants without spray caps are illegal and dangerous. Adults can obtain free spray caps at firehouses.
The New York Public Library will open 5 additional branches this Sunday (they're air conditioned!) Libraries will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Libraries open on Sunday are below, and for more info click here: