Each year, New Yorkers suffer and quietly die on our beloved "heat island"— a special urban hell where average temperatures soar more than seven degrees higher than in the gas-guzzling suburbs. Last summer's 46 confirmed heat victims in New York City included Tyron Dugger, a 47-year-old mentally handicapped man who died along with his 82-year-old mother in their sealed and sweltering East New York apartment. Just blocks away, 69-year-old Edna McEachin also succumbed, as did 85-year-old Anne Cialeo, of Conduit Boulevard, who died sitting upright in her bed. City health officials can't be sure, but they think another 100 New Yorkers were killed by that particular... More >>>