As part of the Harlem Heat Project, AdaptNY partner WNYC's Data News team looked at the average heat index throughout the day and turned each feels-like temperature into a musical note. We then condensed a full 24 hours of readings into 20-second songs: one for the outdoor temperature, and one for the indoor temperature.
The web news video show Huffington Post Rise recently profiled AdaptNY's Harlem Heat Project in a two-and-a-half-minute video that features an interviews with participants from our community-based partner in the project.
New York City tackles extreme heat today through long- and short-term strategies. But some of its initiatives are poorly executed or stuck in the planning stages. An estimated 140 people still die every year due to heat.
(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 […]
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.
New York City's Environment & Health Data Portal provides detailed statistics on how extreme heat impacts communities throughout the city, including Northern Manhattan's Morningside Heights, Central Harlem and East Harlem.