Aug 14, 2016

Heat wave leaves nearly 1,000 Harlem residents in the dark

New York, NY
USA
by
Chris Sommerfeldt, Dale Eisinger, and Denis Slattery
,
NY Daily News
New Yorkers try to find ways to remain cool amid 90 degree temperatures and horrendous humidity. Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images
New Yorkers try to find ways to remain cool amid 90 degree temperatures and horrendous humidity. Photo: Drew Angerer, Getty Images

The New York heat turned downright diabolical Saturday as oppressive humidity made it feel like 110 degrees — and power outages left some residents to swelter.

An excessive-heat warning was extended through the weekend, with temperatures expected to stay in the 90s — and the real-feel continuing to bubble above 100.

In Harlem, nearly 1,000 residents were left without power Saturday night in an outage affecting the area between W. 145th and W. 147th Sts. from Seventh Ave. to Eighth Ave., a Con Edison spokeswoman said