By Jonas Bronck Published on Jul 16, 2019
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The Bronx Times

As temperatures increase in New York City throughout the week, NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department advise New Yorkers to prepare for the extreme heat. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, temperatures and heat indices will increase this week, reaching dangerously high levels by the weekend.

To help New Yorkers beat the heat, New York City will open cooling centers throughout the five boroughs beginning on Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21. Cooling centers are air-conditioned facilities such as libraries, community centers, senior centers, and NYCHA facilities that are open to the public during heat emergencies. To find a cooling center, including accessible facilities closest to you, call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) or visit the NYC Cooling Center Finder at NYC.gov/beattheheat beginning 08:00 a.m.Wednesday.

Heat indices Wednesday and Thursday are forecast to be in the low to mid-90. The peak heat is expected into the weekend, with temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and heat indices close to 105 degrees on Friday and close to 107 degrees on Saturday. Heat indices remain around 100 degrees on Sunday. The National Weather Service has also indicated a potential for thunderstorms Wednesday evening through Thursday morning that could bring heavy rain and high winds to the area. The Department of Buildings…

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It is important for those organizing demonstration in Puerto Rico to be sure that vandalism to private properties, stores, vehicles, etc, etc, are protected. I am a concern that there may be some opportunist that would take advantage of looting and committing regrettable acts that would shame Puerto Rico.

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City Parks Foundation’s “Family Adventure Race” is an exciting, parent-child race that incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for parents and youth aged 8-12. The 2019 races will take place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan, and Crotona Park in Bronx this July and August, on a timed course featuring 12 activity stations.

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