Friday, December 19, 2008

Look, my obnoxious comment is #8

Is this my 15 minutes of fame? Did I just get published in the New York Times?

Nah, not so much.

Look Outside … They Were Right About the Snow - City Room Blog -

City Room | Blogging From the Five Boroughs
December 19, 2008, 12:01 pm
Look Outside … They Were Right About the Snow
By Sewell Chan
Friday SnowWalking and driving around the city is trickier than usual today. (Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

A heavy snow started to fall in New York City and the region around 10 a.m. on Friday, just a day before the official start of winter. Snow and sleet were expected to continue until around 1 p.m., with a potential accumulation of two to four inches, according to the National Weather Service.

A wet mix of rain, snow and sleet is expected to continue until midnight, with as much as an additional half an inch of accumulation possible.

New York City suspended alternate-side parking rules to facilitate snow removal, but public schools remained open. (Just this week, the City Council passed a bill requiring the rules to be suspended when the city deploys its snow plows.)

More than 500 flights have been canceled at the three airports in the New York City area, a majority of them at Newark Liberty International Airport.

New York City Transit, the arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that operates the city’s subways and buses, reported that the No. 4 line service had been suspended in both directions between Atlantic Avenue and Crown Heights-Utica Avenue because of the weather. Riders were advised to take the No. 3 train, which was making the No. 4’s usual stops, and to expect delays on both lines.

On Thursday, many schools in New Jersey announced Friday closings in anticipation of the storm. Other New Jersey schools had delays or will be sending students home early.

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1. December 19, 2008 12:22 pm Link

Let it snow! Are we getting taxed on it??
— blast
2. December 19, 2008 1:00 pm Link

Good for them. It’s not very nice to see a parking ticket on top of the heap of snow the plows buried your car under.
— GG
3. December 19, 2008 1:08 pm Link

I just spent part of my lunch break walking through the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park and the Harlem Meer. The swans are out on the lake! It’s a winter spectacular.

Ogden Nash said it best: “Winter is the King of Showmen. . .!”
— Sure, I’ll comment, why not?
4. December 19, 2008 2:18 pm Link

Man, can you dig that crazy snow?
— A. Beatnik
5. December 19, 2008 2:32 pm Link

I’m glad I fed the Raccoons in Central Park last night.
It will have to do until the one (un) Wise Man in work boots brings them their fishy treats on Christmas Eve.
— Perley J. Thibodeau
6. December 19, 2008 2:45 pm Link

Are you sure that photo isn’t of the New York-New York casino in Las Vegas?
— Mark Lebow
7. December 19, 2008 3:38 pm Link

i like that the healy article didn’t even mention washington state as being part of the “first snow storm of the season”… after all, wa-state had upwards of two feet in some places, and seattle was paralyzed by the snow which fell on top of already-frozen streets…

if this were a NY-only article, i could understand, but jeez, are people so blind as not to notice things if they aren’t west of the rockies and north of california?
— travelgirl
8. December 19, 2008 4:04 pm Link

Hey Travelgirl

You are reading the NEW YORK Times.
— chickenunderwear
9. December 19, 2008 4:17 pm Link

@ travelgirl: the blog is called “cityroom” afterall… :)
— Jennie

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