Bronx borough president calls on mayor to implement heating centers

The arctic blast has BX residents flooding the 311 hotline with heat complaints.

With a wind chill advisory in effect and temperatures expected to go to below zero, heat complaints continue to pour into the city's 311 hotline and to the borough president's hotline. Since Wednesday, the borough president's office has received 70 heat complaints. And from midnight to 1 p.m. Thursday, the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development received more than 1,500 calls from residents without heat. HPD says it has crews out inspecting the problems.

Meanwhile, Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. is urging the mayor to open up heating centers, similar to what is done citywide in the summer with cooling centers.

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