Tammy has lived on the 18th floor of the same public housing building her whole life. She didn’t have air conditioning — until she could afford to buy her own unit when she was well into her 30s. “A brand new, big, AC,” she said with a laugh. “But it took a long time to get to that […]
UPDATED: This week’s heat wave in New York, which brought the city five consecutive days of 90 degree+ temperatures from July 21-25, may have felt like it would never end. In fact, it didn’t even make the city’s top 30 longest heat waves. It fell a full week short of the record 12-day heat wave […]
Harlem Heat Project partners stopped by at WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show on July 8, to discuss the initiative and to stress that extreme heat is not just an inconvenience, but serious public health issue that will be worsened by climate change.
The Harlem Heat Project placed its first batch of its heat index sensors in the field on Saturday, when journalists, scientists and Harlem residents serving as citizen scientists gathered at the headquarters of the project’s community partner WE ACT to share insights about the problems of urban heat, and to receive training on how to use the DIY sensors.
AdaptNY has added an important new partner - WNYC Radio - to the roster for its Harlem Heat project, launched in May. Here's more about the latest development, and new details about the project itself.