Too darn hot: East Flatbush tops list of vulnerable nabes in need of Cooling Centers, comptroller says


It’s a steaming hot summer in New York City, and not all neighborhoods have the same resources to beat the heat, according to an analysis by Comptroller Brad Lander’s office, and 10 Brooklyn neighborhoods are at particularly high risk for heat illness — with East Flatbush at the top of the list.

“As climate change makes deadly heat waves more prevalent, New York City must shade its residents from dangerous health effects,” Lander, a former Brooklyn councilmember, said in a release. “A heat advisory is in effect today, and more are coming. We should move immediately to establish additional cooling centers in neighborhoods like East Flatbush, where our analysis shows very high heat vulnerability but far too little access to cooling sites.”