Turns out that the Snowpocalypse was even worse than anyone thought: with the estimated bill for cleanup coming to tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are imploring President Obama to approve New York State’s Disaster Declaration request and allow the city to receive federal aid.
The December storm blanketed Read More
The Politicker is live at the temporary headquarters of the City Council–at the Emigrant Savings Bank across the street–along with nearly the entire City Council and a host of Bloomberg administration officials to watch the Council’s first inquiry into the botched blizzard response last month.
After a moment of silence for Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Speaker Read More
Neil Egan is a designer for Harry N. Abrams books. Like many New Yorkers, he was highly inconvenienced by the blizzard of 2010.
On Sunday, he and his partner made the 400-mile drive from Cleveland to Brooklyn. They were driving a midsize rental from Hertz. Snow was falling. Cars were getting stuck everywhere. But Neil Read More
The Snowpocalypse left straphangers stranded, either at home, work or, horror of horrors, overnight inside a subway car. The thaw has finally begun, and subway service has resumed, if haltingly.
Come midnight tonight, those delays will be even more damnable, as Metrocards will now cost an extra quarter a ride and Read More