Welcome to LESReady!


Stay hydrated, learn where your closest Cooling Center is, don’t go out unless absolutely necessary, and check in on vulnerable friends, family, and neighbors.

During heat waves and heat advisories, Cooling Centers are activated throughout the City to provide free, public spaces for New Yorkers to get out of the heat. Find the closest one to you here.

Check New York City Emergency Management for tips on how to stay cool and stay safe.

Download and share the REFRESH L.E.S. map of free, public cool spaces in the neighborhood including parks, pools, libraries, and more.

LESReady! is a coalition of community groups and institutions based on the Lower East Side that cooperatively coordinate our response, resources, preparedness planning and training in response to Hurricane Sandy and in the event of future disasters. Our work focuses on Manhattan’s Community Board Three area and the immediately adjacent neighborhoods that our groups may serve.