Summer Time Blues
July 21st, 2008
An estimated 2,000 Brooklyn residents lost power on Sunday. And to repair the problem, Con Edison told residents of Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Borough Park and Prospect Park that they needed to turn off appliances, including air conditioners. But some people are turning off their AC’s voluntarily. The New York Times reports on people who have signed up for Con Edisonís time-of-use pricing service, which provides discounts for using electricity after 10 p.m.
The city faces lawsuits from parents who say their childrens’ bare feet have been scalded by playground mats. NYC Park Advocates say they have registered 166 degree readings from the black plastic mats.
Heat and jelly fish plagued the New York City triathlon. One man died in the event. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
A transformer fire cancelled horse races at Belmont and the New York Racing Association is being criticized for not calling off the day’s events earlier.
And this week, Gotham Gazette surveys the city beaches and the challenges of keeping them clean and safe.By Mark Berkey-Gerard on July 21, 2008, 8:10 am
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