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07/05/2010

Staying cool during heat wave

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging caution as the city deals with a week-long heat wave. Dozens of cooling centers and water stations will be open to help people cope with dangerously high temperatures.

Eyewitness News wants to know what things you are doing to stay cool this week?  Please click on the comment link, and your comments could end up on Eyewitness News.

Tune in tonight to Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. for complete coverage on the heat wave.

Comments

Jose

I'm actually home sick, well mending a sprained abdominal muscle...if not for that I would have been doing what I do best...transporting you folks over there in brooklyn on the B61 route...nough said it's pool time now! Oh and the temps tipped at 103 up here in Putnam Co! FYI...

cashy

Ah, sweltering New York City!
Here are some practical pointers to stay cool.
First I avoid all sugary drinks or food as putting sugar into my system makes me more perspire - only eat fresh fruits, yogurt, buttermilk. (no ice cream) - no heavy foods. Hot Soups - lots of liquid - yes.
Wear loose clothing of cotton.
I prepare a combination of green and peppermint tea - ice it in my fridge and take it with me bottled to quench my thirst at room temperature. (no iced water) no need to buy water along the way.
I go sightseeing on air conditioned New York City buses taking them to the outer boroughs i.e. Flushing Main Street, Green Point,Jackson Heights or Astoria and find reasonable and cool places to dine and spend little. Do some fresh produce shopping there and return by air conditioned city bus.
Saves on A/C at home while seeing something new every day.
Guess what I had today a cool day.

Gabriella

I am actually enjoying being in the office at work today. I didn't even have the urge to go outside for lunch...now that's a first.

Angela

Staying in the AC!!

Lorraine Blazak

Cool? What's cool? Hello, it's summer! It's not supposed to be cool. I have no a/c, no fan, and just go naked at night on a damp towel to be able to sleep; I wear as little as legally possible at other times. Ahhh, but in turn, I have no huge electric bill to complain about and I know I am not responsible for adding to a blackout. I simply rely on the trees around my house to cool it naturally. Being warm is not as bad a hardship as so many make it out to be. We have become a bunch of whining babies who want everything --- everything convenient. Your convenience will be the end of Mother Earth.

Emily Pesquera

I'm WAS in the pool, but now inside in the A/C drinking LOTS of ice cold water to stay cool during this Heatwave!

Chris Doyle

I'm going to fill the hot tub with ice cream and take an ice cream bath with my roommates and new puppy!

Justin

I'm going to take a dip in the pool. =P

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