Today was in fact the hottest day of the year for New York City, with tempatures rising to 107 degrees Fahrenheit before a storm slammed down upon the city, lowering it by 20 degrees and bringing some hail and lightening strikes along for the ride. Meanwhile, New York City power provider ConEd—which is in the middle of a particularly nasty labor dispute—pulled the trigger on a Brown-Out power management strategy for parts of Manhattan.
It rained Saturday night! The Wall Street Journal sent reporters to far-flung locales such as Long Island City and Crown Heights, where places decided to stay open despite the fake hurricane that, it turns out, never actually existed. Some barkeeps and deli owners thought, hey, a hurricane has never hit New York before. Maybe it’ll just rain a little. Maybe I can make an extra buck. Maybe things will be OK.
And that’s what happened! They might have gotten a little bit wet, but they did great business.
Our L.A. friends can all pull the same trump card to argue that their city beats New York: “Well, the weather is so much better.” There’s little we can say to that. Yes, by the time we’re mounting layer upon layer around Christmas time, California is getting nice and mild. And what’s more, they never Read More
Dow Diary, sad
Another lackluster day — and I’m not just talking about the weather here in New York, which has been abysmal. To add to the shoe-soakings and cab-splashings, I lost 48 points today after taking a late-afternoon dive.
What’s with me? Well, for starters, it looks like banks are having a rough Read More
For a third straight year, the Men’s Final is being pushed to a Monday.
The only person that is happy about this is Novak Djokovic who gets an extra day of rest to prepare for Rafael Nadal after his exhausting 5-set match with Roger Federer.
Everyone else? What a disaster. In 2008, when the men’s Read More
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Here we go again!
We’re three hours until the Men’s Final will begin, and for a three straight year, rain may force the Men’s Final to be pushed to Monday afternoon. For perspective, in the Open era, this had never happened until 2008. Then it happened again last Read More
Uh oh. Just when the forecast looked gorgeous–if hot–for the next few days, Hurricane Earl is popping up on the forecast and it’ll be interesting to see how/if it wrecks play. So far, we’re expecting rain and lots of it, by around Friday.
For the last two years, the Open schedule has Read More
Play is once again suspended due to rain, threatening both women’s semifinals. The zambonis were out briefly, but then the drizzle got a wee bit fiercer and they were called off. The one iota of happy news for the USTA, though, is that the Nadal-Gonzalez quarterfinal got in just under the wire.
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USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier just addressed the press, and revealed the contingency plans for the next three days:
Rafael Nadal and Fernando Gonzalez are scheduled to continue their match at noon tomorrow. It will be aired on CBS. Mr. Widmaier said that the forecast is looking hairy early in the day, and that the match Read More