The heat is on in Soho


As the dog days of summer set in, two interns for the Lower East Side Ecology Center were in Soho, handing out fliers to merchants, advising them that they’re legally required to keep their doors shut when their air conditioning is running, which reduces both strain on the power grid and pollution. The women also told local restaurateurs about a program in which their used cooking oil is picked up for conversion into clean-burning biodiesel.