Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Windsor Terrace Library

The National Weather Service has forecast a Heat Index in excess of 95 degrees for the next several days. In response, New York City Cooling Centers will be open on a daily basis beginning today and continuing through Saturday.

The cooling centers are in air-conditioned public facilities for use by people who are experiencing physical discomfort in a heat wave.

Visit and click "Find a cooling center near you," then type in either a street address or two cross-streets, choose "Brooklyn" from the drop-down menu, and click "Find." Or call 311 for locations, hours, and further details.

Our neighborhood has several cooling centers. Call ahead to make sure they're open. Some of them are Windsor Terrace Library, Kensington Library, Senior Citizens League of Flatbush Senior Center, Brookdale Senior Citizens Center, Dorchester Senior Center, and Prospect Hill Senior Services Center.

In some locations, hours may be extended during a heat emergency.