Daytime warming centers are available across the community, for those needing relief from extreme cold temperatures. Among them is the Be Able Community Center at 431 South 5th Street.
Executive Director Scott Voos says this time of year tends to be one of the busiest times for the organization.
The organization came about during another cold spell that hit Manhattan, the Polar Vortex in February 2021.
Voos says various safety and emergency services in Manhattan have put together a system for safe shelters when the weather becomes dangerous and they’re happy to provide this service. For those needing further accommodations, Voos recommends reaching out to one of their most important partners, the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.
Be Able Community is open 8 am to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday.
A Wind Chill Watch goes into effect Friday evening through noon Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is also in place Thursday afternoon through noon Friday.
Additional warming center locations in the community are available below.1-10-2024 update 2 LOCATIONS FOR HEAT-COLD_202401101358516749