(UPDATED SEPT. 12) As AdaptNY’s Harlem Heat Project evolves, we’re not just gathering indoor heat data from residents there. We’re also inviting our community collaborators to share their heat-related stories. With the help of our project partner ISeeChange, the citizens of Harlem can offer their insights and observations as the summer season brings heat, and occasional […]
New York’s July 21-25 heatwave hit all of city, but only in Upper Manhattan did hundreds of residents lose power for an entire day. As temperatures spiked to 95 degrees on July 24, more than 1,000 East Harlem residents were unable to turn on their air conditioners or fans. The outage may not have been […]
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 […]
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.
The latest issue of New York Magazine has a well-researched piece that looks at how cities around the world are combatting rising temperatures and cooling themselves off, including with the use of wind, water and urban greenery. There’s an description of efforts to implement cool roofs in New York City, which reporter Edward Hart says […]
If you have an interest in how communities like Harlem can best prepare for extreme heat, especially for more vulnerable populations, there was a good listen last week with a White House webinar on the topic. The 90-minute program ran May 26 as part of its national Beat the Heat Campaign.
One of the organizations frequently at the forefront of New York’s resiliency thinking is the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, a non-profit partnership of some 800 NGOs focused on metro-area waterways. Whether with a recently developed set of waterfront resilient building guidelines, or an about-to-be-released analysis of the long-term costs of resiliency, the alliance has delved deep […]