July 5 Heat, Sun

Heat Wave Blamed For Brooklyn Man’s Death

The medical examiner’s office says hyperthermia caused the 78-year-old man’s death on Friday. The National Weather Service says the air temperature reached 96 degrees in the city that day.


A student from Rome, Italy cools off in the Washington Square Park Fountain in  New York City on July 22, 2011. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly A Dozen Deaths Attributed To NYC Heat Wave

The medical examiner said Friday that the latest victims were in Queens and Brooklyn.