2006_01_coldtemp.jpgThe return of cold weather this past weekend seems to have caused at least three deaths in the city. Two men were found dead in a vacant lot in Greenpoint. The police believed the men, in their 50s or 60s, were homeless and were seeking shelter. And another man was found in Queens, on a Conduit Boulevard sidewalk; it seems that he died from hypothermia as well.

Here's an older NYC Health Department press release on how to avoid hypothermia. The winter can be quite bitter, so if you have old, gently worn coats you no longer need, consider donating them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill.