Experts believe this summer is going to be "brutally hot" but some New Yorkers will be able to beat the heat.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently warned New Yorkers to get ready for a "hot hot hot" summer in the Empire State! Other experts think it "Could Be One Of The Nation's Hottest."

Free Air Conditioners In New York State


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Who Is Eligible In New York State?

You may be eligible for this benefit if your household size and income is below the following photo:

Or, you may be eligible if any of the following applies:

  • You did not receive a HEAP-funded air conditioner within the past five years.
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits,
  • You receive Temporary Assistance (TA)
  • You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)
  • You received a Regular benefit greater than $21 in the current program year
  • Regular benefits equal to $21 during the current program year and reside in government-subsidized housing with heat included in your rent, and
  • Your household contains at least one individual with a documented medical condition that is exacerbated by extreme heat
  • Your household contains a vulnerable member based on their age (elderly age 60 years or older, or young children under age 6) which meet all other component eligibility criteria

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If you think you meet the requirements, CLICK HERE to apply.

"Like HEAP funding, cooling assistance funds are limited and are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis," officials add.

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It will be your responsibility to maintain the air conditioner, including removing, storing, covering, or reinstalling the free unit.

Threat Of Highly Contagious Virus Increases In New York In Summer


With the weather getting warmer, many assume your chances of getting sick decrease. However, your chances of getting this highly contagious virus actually increase.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this virus.

20 Ways to Beat the Heat and Humidity In New York

20 Ways to Beat the Heat and Humidity

Summer in New England is going to get hot and humid. Though you may be used to the sticky, swampy weather, there are lots of ways to make it a bit more bearable. Check out our list and see if there are some new ways to keep cool you haven't thought of yet.

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LOOK: The 21 most popular ice cream flavors in America

LOOK: The 21 most popular ice cream flavors in America

Stacker analyzed YouGov data and found the most popular ice cream flavors in the U.S. Read on to find America's favorite flavors.

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Eat Your Way Through The Hudson Valley With The Best Ice Cream

Eat Your Way Through The Hudson Valley With The Best Ice Cream

I have always enjoyed stopping by my favorite local ice cream shops and choosing a new flavor. Whether it's a hot fudge sundae, chocolate peanut butter ice cream in a cone, or an ice cream sandwich, count me in.

The Hudson Valley has strange ice cream flavors. From lemon poppyseed to thai iced tea and barn boots, there aren't any boring flavors in our area.

A 'Premiere' Hudson Valley treat shop was expanding their space during the winter months to prepare for a busy summer season.

Thankfully, we have a large selection of local ice cream shops to visit in the Hudson Valley.

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