When the heat index, which is an estimate of how it feels when air temperature and humidity are combined, is predicted to be dangerously high, New York City opens cooling centers in air-conditioned facilities to offer people relief from the heat.
Locations where cooling centers are located include:
- Community centers
- Senior centers
- NYCHA facilities
You should use a cooling center during a heatwave if you have no access to a cool environment, and particularly if you are at risk for heat-related illness.
Cooling center facilities are managed by New York City Agency partners, who determine each site's hours of operation and levels of accessibility. Rules and policies vary by location. Service animals are permitted at all sites.
- Carter Burden Luncheon Club, 351 East 74th St
- Lenox Hill Senior Center, 343 East 70th St
- Yorkville Library, 222 East 79th Street
- Webster Library, 1465 York Avenue
- 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street
- Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Senior Center, 415 East 93rd Street
- Roosevelt Island Library, 524 Main Street
- Roosevelt Island Senior Center, 546 Main Street