Emergency cooling centers open today

The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) today announced that cooling centers will be open on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30. According to the latest National Weather Service forecast, the heat index is expected to reach or exceed 95 degrees Friday and Saturday.

According to the Office of Emergency Management, cooling centers in the Stuyvesant Town area are:

Sirovich Senior Center, 331 East 12th Street (between First and Second Avenues)

Tompkins Square Library, 331 East 10th Street (between Avenues A and B)

Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street (between Second and Third Avenues)

John Paul II Friendship Center, 103 East 7th Street (between First Avenue and Avenue A)

Ottendorfer Library, 135 Second Avenue (between 8th and 9th Streets)

Residents of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village also have the option of the Community Center, 449 East 14th Street (in the First Avenue Loop at 16th Street).

At Waterside Plaza, when it’s really hot, hours are extended at either the Community Center in building 40 or the Community Room in building 30 for use of residents.

For more information, visit OEM’s Cooling Center Finder at http://www.nyc.gov/oem. Note: The Cooling Center Finder will be available as of 8 p.m. tonight.