Beat the Heat is your destination for everything you need to know about extreme heat in New York City.
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezBronx + Queens (& all NYCers!):
This serious heat wave is expected to sustain through the weekend, with heat indices getting as high as 110 degrees.
Please get rest, hydrate, check in on your neighbors and know where your nearest cooling center is
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezYou all are the BEST 💜
Our 2 Know Your Rights training canvasses have filled up - so we’re adding a third one in the Bronx!
NYC: Come volunteer TOMORROW 3-5:30pm as we help our neighbors keep safe in the threat of the President’s ICE raids
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezYou can also volunteer for our Know your Rights canvass TOMORROW 4-7pm.
Volunteer here - all are welcome, multilingual vols especially helpful. Over 200 languages are spoken in NY14
The news of the gentrifying effects of Amazon's other headquarters expansion amounts to a dose of vindication for those who opposed the deal.
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezWhen we opposed using public money & tax giveaways to build Amazon’s HQ2 in Queens, one of the prime concerns was driving up rents on working families.
Looks like were right. Sadly, families are already feeling priced out in Arlington
An update on the Trump administration's use of "metering," or making asylum seekers wait weeks before being allowed to cross into the U.S. Several migrants have died recently trying to cross illegally.
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezThe policies grinding three ports of entry practically to a halt are called “metering,” by the way, and it is completely inhumane