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.
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 […]