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ConEd, DEP to Give Out Water and Dry Ice

By Mary Johnson | October 31, 2012 6:26pm

NEW YORK — As many in New York City continue to be left without power or running water after Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison and the Department of Environmental Protection have launched an effort to distribute dry and wet ice to residents and to set up water-on-the-go fountains.

Con Edison began distributing ice at six locations beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Those without power can collect dry ice — which keeps food from spoiling — in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. Wet ice is being distributed out of a location in Manhattan.

The locations are listed below (The utility advised that dry ice should be used only in well-ventilated areas, and children and pets should be kept away from it):

Dry Ice

Brooklyn - Walgreen’s at 532 Neptune Ave. (between West Fifth and Sixth streets)

The Bronx - 1200 Waters Place at the entrance to the Hutchinson Metro Center

Queens - 121-10 Rockaway Blvd.

Staten Island - at the entrance to Great Kills Park on Buffalo Street

Wet Ice

► Manhattan  - Near Union Square East and East 17th Street.

Water - The Department of Environmental Protection began placing water-on-the-go drinking fountains at six locations in Manhattan on Wednesday and will keep them open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until power is restored.

► West 23rd Street and 8th Avenue

► East 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue

► West 14th Street and 8th Avenue

► Houston Street and 6th Avenue

► Canal Street and Centre Street

► Monroe Street

The agency is also distributing water to first responders working in Breezy Point.