Cooling Centers open, Con Ed work complete

WHO NEEDS THE BEACH? Stephanie Krauter, Molly Elverson, Shelly Madick and Clark Chalmers cool down in an $8 kiddie pool on the 14th Street Loop on a recent afternoon. Photo by Sabina Mollot

WHO NEEDS THE BEACH? Stephanie Krauter, Molly Elverson, Shelly Madick and Clark Chalmers cool down in an $8 kiddie pool on the 14th Street Loop on a recent afternoon.
Photo by Sabina Mollot

On Monday night, the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association released an updated list on available cooling centers as the heat wave set to last throughout the week scorches on. Additionally, the Tenants Association noted, in an email to residents, Con Ed has completed repairs to the electric system in Stuyvesant Town and the emergency appeal to conserve energy has been lifted.

Still, the TA wrote, “Although the buildings around Avenue C were – and might continue to be – the most vulnerable in a power challenge, it is suggested that all residents of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village continue to exercise caution in the use of electrical devices to avoid an overload and power outage on the grid serving us.”

Currently, the Stuyvesant Town Community Center, 449 East 14th Street, is open for use as a cooling center for residents until 10 p.m. during official heat emergencies, and the Community Room at Waterside Plaza is also open for use as a cooling center for residents there.

Office of Emergency Management Designated Cooling Centers include: Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street, Stein Senior Center, 204 East 23rd Street and Sirovich Senior Center, 331 East 12th Street. Cooling centers may change hours of operation. Hours may be extended during a heat emergency. For more information, visit the OEM website.

As Town & Village reported last Thursday, locals pools such as Asser Levy and Dry Dock have been seeing

Joey and Sammy Haskell load up their guns at Stuy Town's Playground 9 on a recent afternoon. Photo by Sabina Mollot

Joey and Sammy Haskell load up their guns at Stuy Town’s Playground 9 on a recent afternoon.
Photo by Sabina Mollot

plenty of use, as have playground sprinklers. Local playgrounds that have a water feature are located at Sauer Park on East 12th Street between Avenues A and B and Madison Square Park at Madison Avenue and 25th Street. ST/PCV playground sprinklers are also available for residents.

The Tenants Association has also asked that during the first three days of this week, which are flagged as dangerously hot (at or near 100 degrees), residents check on older neighbors.

“In view of the excessive heat, when you are doing your own errands, think about looking in on elderly neighbors and asking if there is anything you can pick up for them, especially medications and food necessities,” the TA said.

CompassRock has also issued a notice, asking residents to check on the elderly and neighbors who do not have A.C. and also to remind residents that anyone who may need special assistance should register with the department of public safety by calling (212) 598-5233.