NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday unveiled the city blocks that will serve as “Cool Streets” during heat waves this summer.
The city’s “Cool It! NYC" program “prioritizes new cooling options on blocks in vulnerable neighborhoods with the highest tree-based shade and fire hydrants with spray caps,” the mayor’s office said in a release Tuesday.
When the city issues heat advisories this summer, the FDNY and the Department of Environmental Protection will “proactively install spray caps on these streets’ hydrants to ensure every New Yorker living in a heat-burdened community is within ¼ mile of an outdoor cooling element,” the release said.
The following blocks will serve as "Cool Streets," according to the release: